NVS celebrates the wonder of childhood through song, dance, narrative, artwork, contact with nature and play. Our teachers help students learn how to find meaning from new discoveries as they relate to each child’s expanding knowledge.
PLACE BASED EDUCATION
NVS connects its students strongly to the school’s location, just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. They study the geography, history, flora and fauna through unit projects in Oregon history, science and art.
NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE
Local watershed councils partner with NVS to involve children in propagation and planting of native trees and shrubs. Students explore soil ecology and grow vegetables through the NVS Garden & Grounds program.
OUR 5 ACRE CAMPUS
EXTENDS THE CLASSROOM - The breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding hills reminds visitors why the school was founded here. An alder grove and a natural creek cut through the schoolyard, and rubber boots are mandatory for playground exploration. Playground equipment, a covered play area, a labyrinth garden and lots of open space encourage imaginative play and physical exercise.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK
With a focus on cooperation, not competition, students learn valuable skills for working in groups by learning to lead, follow and problem solve with their peers.
Building Lifelong Learners!
Neskowin Valley School is an accredited, independent elementary school located in South Tillamook County with a curriculum and environment that foster a desire for lifelong learning. NVS enjoys small class sizes, integration of subject matter, hands-on arts and sciences projects, an early, comprehensive approach to literacy, and individualized, varied approaches to learning. The school values outdoor and experiential learning and place-based projects that immerse students in the extensive natural areas of the Oregon Coast. Find out more about us . . .
PEOPLE SAY THE NICEST
THINGS . . .
“[NVS] taught me to be unique and independent and to be who you are and enjoy the people around you and the nature around you and to express yourself in the way you were meant to.”
Dana Reddekopp-Hulburt , Alum
“Neskowin Valley School instilled within me a desire to learn. This alone has undoubtedly served me better than anything else learned in grade school. To grow up wanting to learn, thirsting for knowledge, and having fun learning is what grade school is and should be all about.”
Dr. Darren Kowalski, Alum
"McKenzie had been homeschooled since the start of first grade. Neskowin Valley School has provided our child with a safe, nurturing environment to grow academically and socially. Her peers are all kind, accepting, mature yet still harboring a sense of innocence. This is exactly what our child needed. Thank you, Neskowin Valley School.”
Nicole Zook, Parent