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About our Montessori School 2017-06-29T13:53:31+00:00

Welcome To Peaceful Valley Montessori

Our families can be the first ones to tell you what a difference Peaceful Valley Montessori Academy can make for you and your family. Read what our parents have to say about our Montessori program, and how it was the right choice for them and for their children.

“The sense of community, independence and leadership that our eldest has developed at PVMA is among one of the most impactful benefits. The guides pay careful attention to each child’s needs and development. They create and customize activities and academic work to keep the children motivated, engaged and constantly learning. The children at PVMA experience empathy, compassion, and freedom within boundaries. Because he has witnessed grace and courtesy and kindness, our son has grown into a caring leader.

Lisa and John Drevlow

“There are few things more satisfying as parents than seeing our son Drake beaming with pride about his own accomplishments. My son is doing things at PVMA we could have never imagined he was capable of at this stage. But his guides know exactly what he is ready for because they truly understand him as an individual and appreciate how his mind works. The guides expertly find the right balance of challenge and encouragement, mixed with a lot of patience and nurturing, to push him to learn and grow. The guides and staff communicate clearly with us as parents about Drake’s challenges and his progress. They collaborate with us to solve any issues and are just as excited to celebrate his successes as we are.”

Meagan and Matt Kato

“PVMA has quality and consistency of teachers and guides; it feels safe and familiar, like a second home.”

Melanie and Barrett H.

“The environment at PVMA fosters a sense of community, belonging, and responsibility. Our children have grown mentally and emotionally since joining the program last year. We love hearing about the work our children do, and continue to be impressed with how they are able to apply the learning outside of the classroom. We are so glad we found PVMA, and feel confident that we made the right choice for our children.”

Jayme and Kirk Anderson

“We are so glad to have found PVMA just across the road! The teachers are wonderful and my son is thriving with all the outdoor play!”

Katie and Andrew Tufford

OUR MISSION

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our families and also our team members. It is our mission to instill the values of Citizenship, Leadership, and Partnership in everyone who becomes part of our community. It is our goal to ensure that everyone who comes to us leaves better than when they came.

We promise to approach your child as an individual, and to help your child reach his highest potential using Montessori Method in a creative school environment that fosters spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

We are able to offer a range of programs to best accommodate you and your family’s needs. We offer flexible 5-day options so that you may find a program that suits your schedule.

Our families can be the first ones to tell you what a difference Peaceful Valley Montessori Academy can make for you and your family. Read our testimonials to see what our parents have to say about our Montessori program and how it was the right choice for them and for their children.

 

OUR STORY

The doors of PVMA first opened to families in 2009 after two passionate teachers, Summer Picha and Katie Wagoner, joined forces by answering the calling on each of their lives to build the Montessori school they believed their community needed.

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OUR FOUNDING VALUES

We hope that by instilling and fulfilling our three founding values — citizenship, leadership, partnership in each individual — we are able to deliver the absolute best in early childhood education. Our vision is to develop strong and confident leaders. We emphasize that leadership does not necessarily mean being the decision maker of everyone. It can be quiet acts of compassion, not always being acknowledged but doing the right thing. We want our children, whether they’re in daycare or preschool, to be active members of the world. This includes being active citizens of the PVMA community, in the larger areas of Golden Valley and Eden Prairie, MN, and of the world. We want our Montessori School to be an extension of the home.

Hours Of Operation

Schedule a tour at one of our two beautiful campuses and see for yourself how our Montessori environment can help your child reach his or her highest potential!

Golden Valley | Eden Prairie

Monday – Friday: 7AM – 6PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Locations & Directions!

Program Offerings

We are able to offer a range of programs to best accommodate you and your family's needs. We offer flexible 5-day options so that you may find a program that suits your schedule.

Infant | Toddler | Primary

Year-Round Classrooms

Half, Full, & Extended Days

Children Six Weeks to Six Years 

Two Beautiful Campus Locations

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Why Choose Montessori

Find out how Montessori Method is different than traditional schooling!

Our Way Of Learning Makes A Difference

The Whole Child Approach

The Prepared Environment

The Montessori Materials

The Teacher

Montessori vs. Traditional