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Welcome to
Neskowin Valley School

Neskowin Valley School is a safe, honest, respectful space where community members feel a sense of belonging, embrace their unique identities, and thrive. Our staff seeks to inspire joyful learning by modeling intellectual curiosity, ethical conduct, and responsibility for each other and the natural world.

NVS Spring Read-a-Thon is Happening Now!

The goal of the Read-a-Thon is to encourage students to read and to raise money toward repairing the great room fireplace, one of our most beloved and cozy reading spots at NVS.

There are three ways to support NVS during the Read-a-Thon!
#1 Know a child at NVS? Pledge a set amount per hour read for their class.
#2 Donate a flat amount to support reading at NVS!
#3 Donate a book to the NVS Library from our Amazon Wish List!

Read-a-Thon Dates to Know

May 1- Read-a-Thon begins! Students collect pledges through May 7.

May 8- Students start recording their hours of reading through May 19

May 11- Dress like your favorite literature character

May 15- Reading Buddies

May 17- Reading Buddies

May 19- Last day of reading for Read-a-Thon

May 22- Read-a-Thon winners announced

May 31- Read-a-Thon donations due

NVS At A Glance

These highlights offer a wonderful starting point for getting to know Neskowin Valley School. We encourage you to further explore our website to learn more about the qualities that make this community so special. You can click on the linked photos below or read more about our ethos on our ABOUT page. 

Small, multi-age

classes allow for

increased personal

instruction time and

provide opportunities for

peer mentorship

and collaboration.






Faculty and Staff


Summer Day Camp


NVS is Enrolling Now!

Neskowin Valley School is an accredited, independent PreK-8 school located in South Tillamook County that offers a 5-day program for Kindergarten - Grade 8

and a 4-day program for PreK.​


*Must be five years old by September 1, 2023


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:30pm


*Must be four years old by September 1, 2023


Monday - Thursday

9:00am - 3:30pm

Interested in joining NVS? The admissions process begins with a tour of our campus.

Visit our ADMISSIONS PAGE to learn more.

What's Happening at NVS

We invite you to explore recent school experiences and our upcoming events.

What Our Community Says...

"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."

It is magical what can happen when

teachers, staff and students love the

environment in which they work and learn. NVS

feels like home and makes every member of its

community feel whole. Students are afforded space for

their emotions, so that they feel respected and their needs matter. All feelings are ok at NVS, and students learn how to express themselves in ways that harness their agency as young people. The opportunities for growth at NVS are limitless.


-- Sam Longenecker, Teacher

--Dr. Darren Kowalski, Alum

At NVS you get to spend time with kids who

are older than you and younger than you. I really like

that our classes are mixed age so that I can have a good influence on kids who are younger than me. It makes me feel really proud when I can help with their writing, reading, and math. My friend helps me with spelling too. I think it’s special that kids get to help teach each other here. One person helps another, and then they help someone else, and the helping

--Isla, Grade 3 Student

just goes on and on and on.

Gifts of all sizes from friends, family, alumni, and our dedicated community have enabled Neskowin Valley School’s growth for 50 years and played a critical role in our continued success. Our sustainability is largely due to generous donors who believe in our mission to inspire joyful learning and to model intellectual curiosity, ethical conduct, and responsibility for each other and the natural world. Click here to make a donation today.


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