Valley Montessori School is the largest not-for-profit, and only triple accredited school in California. We are fully accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Valley Montessori is a nationally recognized model of Montessori education, attracting the best and brightest educators and staff.
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.