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A Montessori Inspired Middle School

Montessori education is appropriate for all children. Montessori schools offer children opportunities to express their unique personalities, and help each child develop a sense of creativity, confidence, inquisitiveness, and individuality.

New School Phone Number

September 10, 2016

We have a new school & attendance line:  541-842-3914. Please use our new landline phone number for all urgent school business, messages after hours and attendance calls. Our mobile number 541-613-3306 is still live and accept text messages.   However, please note that the mobile phone is used for all field studies and off-campus excursions, so […]

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Water Testing Update: Valley School Passes EPA Tests

August 10, 2016

As you may have seen in the recent news, Medford School District began a comprehensive test cycle for lead in the water in several public schools this summer.  The Valley School is please to announce that the fixtures tested fell below EPA action limits for lead. No further action is required at this time.

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Current News for Students and Parents

May 10, 2016

Reminders: School starts August 29th for all new students. All students report on August 30th. Watch this space for more updates about the new principal, new staff members and the overnight field study on August 30-Sept 1st.  

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Application for Employment

March 24, 2016
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Why Montessori?

March 22, 2016

Montessori classrooms are beautifully crafted environments designed to meet the needs of children in a specific age range. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more. Most Montessori classrooms are secular in nature, although the Montessori […]

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

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Areas Services

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.

Meet the team


Ms. Amy Maukonen

Executive Director


Ms. Kate Alftine

Science Teacher


Ms. Karen Blaettler

Project Lead The Way Coach


Ms. Angela Crum



Ms. Lily Hammers

Humanities Teacher


Ms. Stefanie Fleck

Wellness Teacher


Ms. Andrea Partsafas

Technology Integration Coach