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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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Why Montessori?

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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 […]

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.

Meet the team

Ms. Amy Maukonen

Executive Director

Ms. Kate Alftine

Science Teacher

Ms. Karen Blaettler

Project Lead The Way Coach

Ms. Angela Crum

Principal

Ms. Lily Hammers

Humanities Teacher

Ms. Stefanie Fleck

Wellness Teacher

Ms. Andrea Partsafas

Technology Integration Coach