Valley Montessori School is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is also a Provisional Member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).
VMS was the first Montessori school in California to be fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for preschool through eighth grade. The accreditation process included a full report and visit from the accrediting commissions. The study assessed the success of the school in meeting academic and developmental standards. In the words of WASC, accredited schools “must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, …with the added requirement that they clearly demonstrate that they are about the critical business of continual self-improvement …Ultimately the accreditation process is all about fostering excellence.”
Our accreditation is due to the incredible dedication and passion our teachers demonstrate in their daily work with children, our parent body – past and present – who partner with us in the education of their children, our board who provide the resources we need to continue this work and our administrative staff who support the teaching staff and parents. We are very proud of this and will continue to re-examine and re-commit ourselves to our programs.
Valley Montessori School is currently going through the re-accreditation process with all 3 of the above organizations and will share our results with you in the early part of 2014.