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22420 Military Rd South
Des Moines, WA 98198

(253) 373-7488
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 23, 2015
This school pretends to be a "goody two shoes" place but the amount of bullying there is incredible.

- submitted by a student

May 23, 2015
No advanced classes like AP. No sports. No music. No clubs. Any programs that any other school offers are missing. Students at KMVA cannot pursue athletics or acadamia.

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2014
I am a student at KMVA and I have been coming to this school since 3rd grade and this is currently my 6th year here. If I had a choice between a regular elementary/middle school and KMVA, I would choose KMVA. I like how the teachers know students by name and their personality because most teachers in other schools dont. This school doesnt have a vass population but I personally think that is one thing that makes this school the way it is, great. If you come to check out the school, dont judge it by its looks. It may not be the best looking or the biggest but its what inside that matters right lol? But i reccomend that anyone who is looking to come to this school. you will NOT regret it! It is totally worth coming here!

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September 26, 2013
This is a g8 school My daughter started her 3 rd grade this year. She is having full fun learning at school. She says to me that mom this school they r making learning as fun mommy. I was so happy with the words she used. What else as a parent that need from a kid going t o school...Hope to have a g8 year..

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2012
We came to this school after 11 years of having kids in private schools. Therefore we were used to a high standard of education and parent participation. We have now been at KMVA for 8 years, because our exceptions for our kids to get a great education are being meet and exceeded. The principal is strong leader and really gets to know all the students. The teachers get to know and understand your child's unique learning style & personality because the class sizes are so small. The school has challenging academic programs at all grade levels. Advanced elementary students can access middle and high school courses on campus. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for the level of education and parent participation you get in a private school. Since KMVA doesn't offer sports or band your student can participate in these programs through what would be their local home school.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2011
This is our 2nd year at KMVA and we are thrilled !!!! Reading the comments below my only comment would be that all of KDS is taking a hit and losing recess and lunch time - it's across the board. The cut backs are hitting all scholls but KMVA will feel it less cause they are smaller and have less funding anyways - less to take away from... I have not experienced any religeon as some stated below. This is a school in KSD so they have to stick to the curriculem, howver, they excel because of their teachers passion to teach and the size of the school. LOVE LOVE LOVE it and so do my kids!!!!

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May 18, 2009
This is my 3rd year here and I could not be happier. I may not have straight A's but i'm passing. We have some flaws, every school does. But as far as it goes we are closest to perfection as possible! I would reccomend this school to anyone. I transferred here from the Tukwila School District. It's so small that there are no social out laws and I know almost every staff memeber. We are always there for eachother.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2008
I'm going to be a senior this year, and I've been attending KMVA since 7th grade. I've had the chance to know the teachers and know the students. The teachers here are wonderful, I attended a private school which pales in comparrison to this school. It's not to far from highline community college which is a bonus, less travel time if your doing running start. The people at this school are absoultely amazing, and I wouldn't change a thing about it. The nice thing is, is there are no distractions such as sports, you don't have the pressure of being on a team or not, and until recently there were no dances however that was changed. The classes are small, which means you can get one on one time if you need help with something. This school is just amazing.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2008
This school is one of the best there is. I think this because I have been going here for 4 and 1/2 years, and I'm probably staying here for the rest. This school is quite small, but I think that's good because everyone knows everyone else there, either from reading the yearbooks or from their own experience. There are no fights(well, not often) and no actual gangs. Sure, people may have their own opinions about this school, but I think it's awesome, and that's what matters to me.

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November 26, 2007
This is our second year here, and am very impressed with the teachers, staff and overall program. Best environment for my kids coming out of homeschooling.

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October 01, 2007
This is year number 5 for me, and it is not as good as it used to be; the elective schedule is kind of hectic, lunch is 25 min, and longer day than last year; still, in the long run, not so bad.

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September 25, 2007
I have been attending this school for 2 years now.Last year was okay.I felt welcomed. The only problem was that this school didn't have any athletic community.I mean i had more friends last year than this year. This year now we have pe for only 30 mins now. We should be having it for at least for an hour. cause 30 mins isn't enough to even explain the stuff we are doing in pe. Overall this school is really about all the academic stuff . Its okay. The Schedule is pretty good. I just wish we had a longer lunch. /lunch is only 25 mins. its not enough. well thanks for reading this.

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2007
We have been attending this school for several years and have nothing but positive things to say. There are excellent teachers and administrative staff at this school, who go above and beyond our expectations.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2006
KMVA is an awesome school i went there for three years and the teachers are extrmely supportive and the kids are great!

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2006
My daughter went to this school for two years. She was ostracized for being the 'wrong' religion and we are CHRISTIANS. When we started looking into colleges in her junior year we starting finding all sorts of problems getting her transcripts. We quickly transferred her to a private Christian high school. She is now a student at the UW. The college told us they have never had a student attend the U directly out of this school. This is not a college prep high school. It also has no vocational programs.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2005
This is a school that doesn't work for every student. Some kids do exceptionally well in this setting. I'ts small and the parent involvement is high. Programs like sports and prom and extracurricular activities are not available. Its more about academics. The school work seems to be a little harder. But they have some very good programs and its worth checking out.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2005
My child went to this school for two years. It was the worst experience for both my student and our family. Unless you are prepared to subscribe to very strict religious overtones (sometimes quite blatant) Is this what you want for your child? There are no dances allowed, no PTSA, a strange dress code and only some parents are asked to help on campus.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2005
the school is great! there are less students in a class room so the students learn alot better then in a regular class.

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no rating
April 18, 2005
this school was the best school ever! the classes are small so you can really get the help you need unlike other high schools there are like 30 kids and one teacher.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2004
Going to this school has given me the best education I think one can get at a public high school. The classes aren't crowded and you develop a personal connection with teachers and staff. The majority of students who attend are friendly; you can't help but open up to classmates when your school is so small. The classes are great, and in the harder classes you have plenty of opportunities to seek and find help. The only drawback is that KMVA is too small of a school to have extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student
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Kent Mountain View Academy
22420 Military Rd South, Des Moines, WA  98198
(253) 373-7488
Last modified Kent Mountain View Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-12
Kent Mountain View Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top