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Marble Valley School

Private | K-8 | 105 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

I could not disagree more with the parent's post from April 27, 2014. I am a middle school teacher at Marble Valley Academy, and I am not Mormon. Yes, the owner is Mormon, and yes, of course, she had a stake in creating a school that she felt was academically challenging MINUS the behaviors and drill-and-kill, high-stakes testing mentality of the public school system today. The owner created the school, but the teachers make it work, and I DO NOT, nor have I EVER, provided preferential treatment for the owner's family members! My job is to prepare my students - regardless of religion or relationships - for high school and beyond. My students are BEYOND prepared for high school English when they leave my classroom. I make a fraction of the salary I could earn teaching in public school, and I am not provided with insurance through my employer; however, I would not return to public school for anything after having worked at Marble Valley. I am respected and admired there, and having taught there for the past ten years, I can honestly say that no one receives preferential treatment, and religion is not taught there, nor i it an issue. Period.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2014

This is just an extended homeschool for the owner's family (affiliated with a religion encouraging large families...). They don't even try to hide the preferential treatment of "their" kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Marble Valley School has provided a great education and great experience for my kids. They actually look forward to school. They have gained in academic profiency and confidence, but they love their relationships with the teachers and other students. They are treated like they are significant. I feel like my children could not be in better hands. My children also have had a chance to participate in school sports, drama, music, and art in a way my older children who went to public and other private schools could not. I could not recommend it more enthusiastically. Alan El Dorado Hills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Marble Valley School has gotten a bad reputation in the area for not being academically focused. This could not be farther from the truth. The school is highly academic and focuses on writing, science and math. The spiral curriculum allows an amazing retention ability for students as they are using their classroom information in real situations and areas of their life. With group collaboration and high academic focus, the kids come out loving to learn and processing information on so many levels. If you are looking for a high academic school that caters to the individual, then look no further! Try it for one day, and you will no doubt be confident that your child is in the best environment possible.
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Posted September 3, 2013

I'm just another parent who tries to provide the very best for my three sons and with MVS I've found a place where I really feel like my boy's academic, athletic and extracurricular needs are met. Gwen, the head educator there, knows each of my sons personally and has found a way to keep them engaged every day in learning. As a result?... My boys LOVE school and are testing better than they ever have in every subject - what more can I say.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 52%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30
School end time
  • 3:00
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Gwen Andrus
Gender
  • Coed
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  • (916) 933-5171
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5005 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
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Phone: (916) 933-5122

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