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The Valley Charter School

The Valley School of Southern Oregon is a tuition- free public school for middle school students. The unique, hand-on, engaging learning model focuses on the S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Guided by a Montessori's philosophy, the school values and nurtures unique strengths, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, inquisitiveness, and individuality.

The Mission

The Valley School, along with our community partners, provides an enriching, inspiring, supportive, inclusive learning environment where middle schoolers gain confidence, independence, compassion and leadership skills. We fulfill this mission by providing an equitable, engaging learning experience for all students.

Community Connections "It takes a village..."

We are looking to build partnerships with local community members and businesses who share the mission to inspire the social, emotional, academic, physical and personal growth of our children so that we can prepare them to be future leaders in their communities. Please contact us if you can sponsor one of our programs from Robotics and Engineering to Music and Drama.

Expectations for Family Volunteer Hours

We can't do this without you! The Valley School is a free, non-profit, public charter school funded at 80% of other non-chartered middle schools. We still provide the highest quality public education. We depend on close connections with our families.

The way we sustain our operations is that all families commit 2 hours a month or 20 hours a year to service to the school. Service to the school comes in many different ways from classroom volunteers to building and repair projects. Thank you to all our incredible volunteers!

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New meeting time and October Board meeting change

By admin | October 22, 2017

Please note the following changes to All future Valley School Board meetings have been changed from 7pm to 6:15pm. October’s board meeting has changed and will be October 30, 2071. 

August Board Meeting Date Changed

By admin | July 25, 2017

The regularly scheduled board meeting for August has been changed to WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017 at 6pm at The Valley School.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

By admin | January 3, 2017

Valley School is still following the original, adopted calendar. Monday, March 13th is NO SCHOOL. The teachers are offering all-day parent-teacher workshops. See the recent newsletter for topics and times. Please plan to join us any time between 10:00am – 5:00pm.

What makes us different?

Core Curriculum

The Valley School's curriculum is thoughtfully designed to meet the developmental needs of students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

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STEAM Focused

At the Valley School, we know that strong skills in math and science could be critical to our children's future career options.

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Montessori-Based

Teaching with a Montessori-based philosophy means honoring student's choice and giving them ownership over their learning.

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Our Vision

Our Vision is that together, we hope to empower our next generation with fearless, compassionate leaders equipped with a strong academic foundation, effective communication skills, a passion for learning, and the confidence gained through a positive middle-school experience.