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1-6
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Poulsbo, WA
Students enrolled: 56
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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14000 Central Valley Rd NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370

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(360) 697-7526
(360) 697-7537
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April 19, 2014
This year was my daughter's first year at Silverwood and I have to say it has been a fabulous experience. The teachers make your child feel like part of their family, not just a number in a room. The individual attention to their rate of learning and understanding has been unparalleled. I am very happy with my decision to have my child go here.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
Silverwood is a wonderful school where each child is seen as an individual with individual needs. They are able to differentiate the children from the struggles the children have & help them not only play to their strengths, but face their difficulties head on. This is done in a loving way without fear or judgment. I love the feeling of community and the fun activities they foster.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
SW Review I ve gone to Silverwood for almost five and a half years, five and a half years where I ve been constantly learning and having a lot of fun. It sounds to me like stereotypically, kids don t like school, but I feel the opposite about Silverwood. Its friendly teachers are people you can rely on for protection and support, and lessons are taught in interactive, easy-to-understand ways. Projects are fun and are full of choices, transforming what may have been a boring thousand- word essay on electrovalence into a colorful poster actually showing electrons orbiting multiple atoms. And I, a student of Silverwood, feel challenged and cherished every day. Five stars!

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
As an Alumni of Silverwood School, I can look back on my experience here and I am thankful that I was able to attend such an amazing school in my elementary years. The teachers at Silverwood are amazing and take time on each student so that they can reach their full potential. Not only do they want us to succeed academically but they want us to want to do our best. Silverwood's teachers are loving, encouraging, and eventually they become like family. I loved this school, because it taught us everything we need to know and more, this school does not do the bare minimum. Silverwood strives to go above and beyond to give children the best educational and fun experience any student would want.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
I am an alumni and currently in my first year of college. Silverwood definately gave me the knowledge I needed to succeed.I felt very prepared going into middle school and was placed in many honors classes. I believe the smaller class size and individualized attention was key to receiving the wonderful education I got at Silverwood. When I think back to my days at Silverwood, I remember a lot of hands on activities, interesting projects and outdoors learning. The forest surrounding this school allows the students to experience a very unique play ground. I found the transition from a small private school to large public middle school fairly easy and found that in addition to being well prepared academically, I was able to branch out and socialize very easily. I would highly suggest Silverwood School to anyone who wants their children to get a fantasic education with some truly wonderful and passionate teachers.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
Silverwood school is cool. It is 1st through 6th grade. It has a wide range of subjects from math to art. Children have lots of fun at Silverwood with a 15 acre campus that provies a wonderful outdoor experience. Silverwood has the most wonderful teachers so the students get to have a fun learning experience. Silverwood, where children are challenged and cherished.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
Since first grade, the year of 2008-2009, I have been going to school at Silverwood. It is a great, caring, beautiful school. The school will challenge and cherish the children. Silverwood has great teachers, who are wonderful. From field trips to the sixth grade trip, all of them are fun. You can really build a strong character at Silverwood, along with many friends. The teachers will support you through everything going on. They're always caring, and they love the children unconditionally. You will find out how things work, and how to solve problems mentally, and in reality. I've had great experiences at SWS. It is an amazing school, that is really hard to leave. Children can really find themselves at SWS.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
I go to Silverwood School and I love it here because there are so many fun projects. For example, we have a Wax Museum where everybody picks a person, studies them and puts together a big beautiful display and gives a speech about them! Also the feild trips are fun and you learn from them. When we went to Mt St Helens, we were studying volcanoes so we understood it much better. Also the teachers took pictures and after that we made scrapbooks for memories. The teachers make things fun. I love math because it is more than 2+2=? good job. They explain it like 2+2=? well hold up two fingers on one hand and two on the other and then put them together to get four. Also you may think music is just for singing but at Silverwood we learn things like "Good boys deserve fudge" g,b,d,f. At the end of music we get to free dance and Miss Kay makes it very fun. Miss Nancy is very nice and understanding when you get something wrong. She will say, "How about we sit down and work it out together?" Art is also really fun because we get to do projects, paint, make clay pieces, use water colors, markers, colored pencils and chalk. It is fun to let your imagination go wild and free in everything.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
You should go to Silverwood because they prepare you for what is ahead. The teachers are friendly and smart. The lessons are great too. They are different from the types of lessons you would have at a public school. I would highly recommend going to Silverwood School.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
Silverwood is amazing. I have been here starting in first grade. In someways it's a normal school, people have friends, they have frenemies, and we have class presidents in fifth and sixth grade. But in ways it's not a normal school. We have awesome over night field trips starting in third grade. The sixth graders get a sixth grade trip, when they go to somewhere far away (this year they're going to Utah) for a week. At silverwood, math is harder than it is in public schools. So when you're in 5th grade here, you would be in public school's 6th grade level of math. We also have alot of projects in 5th and 6th grade. One of the main projects during project season is the wax museum. Kids fromn 3rd grade through 6th grade pick a famous person and do a project on them. The teachers at Silverwood are very nice and make the already awesome school even more awesome!

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014
Silverwood is an amazing school, it is full of amazing teachers, great materials, and a great variety of things to do. I have been a student of Silverwood for 6 years now, and I rarely am able to find a flaw with Silverwood. It has a rather advanced curriculum, they never cease to amaze me with how polite the teachers are. Silverwood has helped me achieve my full potential. So I truly thank them for that. Silverwood has an amazing campus, with a large wooded area. It has a very cool ravine in the fifth and sixth grade area. The woods are devided into sections, a very small section for the first and second graders, an enlarged section for the third and fourth graders and the biggest part is for the fifth and sixth graders. Overall I would rate Silverwood five out of five stars.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2014
Silverwood is a wonderful community tucked into a wooded campus. Every child is cherished and treated as an individual at Silverwood. The teachers are amazing. They want your child to be successful and to grow to be who they are not another number. If you have questions or problems you can call or email the teacher and know you will get a response. The best part is feeling like it is a family and that every one is loved and cared for there.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2014
It is truly a privilege to be a part of the Silverwood community. The school's wooded environment is beautiful--it invites exploration and inspires many creative projects. The teaching staff is highly qualified and very dedicated, striving to serve the needs of each student as an individual learner. They share an enthusiasm for education as a life-long goal. Children thrive here. It is amazing to see them learn and grow in so many ways from year to year.

- submitted by a teacher
January 17, 2014
Silverwood School is a great little school in the woods! Students are treated as individuals by a very caring and skilled staff. They stay true to their motto, "To Challenge and Cherish." The students receive and participate in a very academic curriculum, and at the same time, are treated respectfully and as though they matter...which they do!

- submitted by a teacher
January 13, 2014
I love working at this school because of the way we are allowed the opportunities to individualize our lessons so much to not only meet the necessary standards, but also the interests of the students. I never teach anything in a way that the students find boring; it interests them and often times they hardly realizing how and that they're learning!

- submitted by a teacher
January 13, 2014
Silverwood School is a treasure in the woods. The 18-acre campus allows students to take their learning outside and apply their lessons to the world around them. Silverwood is a school that creates independent, confident individuals, with a sense of who they are and the difference they can make in the world around them. As a teacher, this is a place where I can meet the specific needs of each student and get to know them as individuals. Silverwood makes learning engaging and exciting by honoring student creativity and allowing for personal interests to be incorporated into the many project-based assessments. Silverwood is a place where students know they can always come back be welcomed with open arms.

- submitted by a teacher
December 16, 2013
I wish we could put into words what Silverwood School really means to us. Our child had such anxiety about going to school when he was in public school that he shut down completely. Now he is happy and thriving! His academics are great & the teachers know him as an individual. They know what stresses him, they know how to help him work through that...they know when to push him & when to give him a break. They believe in him and in his ability to become his best self. And when he has an "off day", they separate the child from the behavior...something that is difficult to do & rare to find. These teachers really do love the children & the whole school works diligently to build a beautiful sense of community. They are always happy to talk about the needs of each child & help us figure out how to give them the best educational experience they can have. When they say Silverwood is a place where children are "Challenged and Cherished" they mean it. I cannot say enough good about them. If you want your child to have a warm, challenging, creative school experience that will teach them to be independent & confident learners... this is the place for you!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2013
Silverwood's motto to "Challenge and Cherish" is manifested each and every day in the way the staff and faculty interact with their students. Students are challenged in every subject at a level that keeps them on a comfortable edge pushing them to succeed beyond their expectations and inspiring them to discover new interests and pursue their individual passions. Students learn to investigate the world around them while building skills that allow them to truly excel in the world beyond the walls of Silverwood. Students are cherished at Silverwood because they are viewed as an individual a child with his or her own distinct set of skills, talents, and opportunities to grow. The staff works together to support every family throughout their time at Silverwood and nurture personal relationships that result in a collaborative community for each and every student. In short, Silverwood is the village it takes to raise a child.

- submitted by a teacher
December 02, 2013
One of the things that drew me to seeking employment at Silverwood was the beautiful and unique wooded campus and the atmosphere of creativity and joy of learning I both read about and personally witnessed. I couldn't be more pleased with the freedom Silverwood gives the staff, students, and families to explore learning in a setting that encourages individuality and resilience. I'm grateful for the opportunity I'm given each day to challenge and cherish the children at Silverwood School. This place is awesome!!!

- submitted by a teacher
December 01, 2013
Yes, sending a child to Silverwood is a sacrifice -- it's not "free" like public school. But when our child comes home from Silverwood and says "I like school" or "Math is fun", it is all worth it.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
My son and I think Silverwood is the best school in Kitsap County, without a doubt. He is in his 3rd year at there. Playing in the woods is the best part of the school , says my video-game addict who rather goes outside when at home. Teachers who truly care and challenge my son, are the reasons that causes us to forego other things so he can attend. I strongly recommend any parent interested in getting the best education for their child, to contact Silverwood School.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2013
Silverwood School is changing my daughter's life. My daughter was lost in a sea of students and standardized testing. She was being labled as just below average but good enough to pass. She got the message loud and clear. She started acting the part. Now that she is at Silverwood she is learning to love learning again. She is finding her own pace and her own path. She is feeling her individuality and embracing what makes her special. This place is a valuable choice in our community.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2013
My son is in first grade at Silverwood and he is loving it! He attended a private Montessori for preschool and kindergarten and did very well in that environment. I was afraid of having him attend a public school and getting lost or overlooked because the classes are so big. He's great at staying on task and loves doing the work, but he is like most other children who need positive feedback from their teacher so that they don't lose their enthusiasm for learning and I was afraid he wouldn't get that in a public school setting. His teacher, Ms. Brenda, does an excellent job of letting him know her expectations for him and He absolutely adores her. He loves going to school every day and has made lots of new friends. I can't say enough positive things about the school and its staff. I definitely recommend Silverwood to all of my friends with children!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Silverwood School's motto is "Challenge and Cherish", and I have found that to be true every day for my son. He has attended Silverwood since 1st grade and is now in 6th grade, his final year. Every one of the outstanding teachers knows him as an individual and helps him to achieve his best work, in everything from math and science to art and reading. He is light-years beyond where he would be in a public school at this point in his life, and I know that the foundation Silverwood has helped him build will give him a strong base for success in his future education and life.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Silverwood School has been a safe and caring learning environment for my daughter. She is challenged daily in her academics. The campus is beautiful and a perfect place for inquisitive minds to explore and learn from their environment. The teachers make learning fun, whether it be Jackson Pollock marble paintings or jumping rope to practice spelling words. It is exciting to see my daughter love to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
Our son started at Silverwood in his first grade year and he is now in 5th grade. Private school is a sacrifice, but definitely one worth making when your child gets the Silverwood experience. Our son's not afraid to raise his hand in class when he knows the answer, he's excited to extend his learning beyond the classroom to the point of going to historical sights that he's discovered during class projects while on vacations , and he loves going to school every day. Silverwood is a small school so there is a lot of parent participation, which makes families as a whole invested in the school. Every year the kids do Young Authors, Wax Museum and other projects. There are the basics of reading, writing and math as well as art, music and Spanish. I am confident that our sacrifice in sending our child to Silverwood School will last him well beyond the 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
Silverwood is a wonderful school where my son who now is in second grade has thrived by leaps and bounds socially, educationally and emotionally. The teachers give him the one on one time he needs and we are so happy that we have found such a great place for him to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2008
I have 2 daughters at Silverwood, one in 6th grade, one in 2nd. My 6th grader started in Public school. We were very disappointed with her public school experience-I was doing all the teaching at home. I was going to pull her and home-school her when I heard about an opening at Silverwood. We are thrilled with the school- the student:teacher ratio is 9:1, and the teachers are warm, caring and inspiring. My shy daughter has blossomed in the safe environment, and the parent community is outstanding. I am a very demanding parent, and yet the school has met all my expectations. It is more than worth the tuition!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
Our son recently graduated from Silverwood. He and his peers are now at various middle schools and junior highs and are thriving academically, socially, and emotionally (while still being normal and often grouchy young teens, of course!). Like our son, most of the members of his graduating class from Silverwood have become involved in student government, academic and social clubs, community service, and advanced coursework. Returning to Silverwood to volunteer in the classrooms is popular among his friends, and this says a lot about their feelings toward the school. It was worth the financial sacrifices we made.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2006
In addition to a top-rate academic program that is Montessori-inspired with plenty of hands-on and experiential learning, Silverwood offers an 18-acre campus with greenhouses, arboretum, pond, student gardens, and woods - a virtual laboratory for science and wonder! Since 1984, children have been encouraged to become 'academically fearless' (term borrowed from an alum's testimony) and to explore their own best ways of learning. Literacy and higher level thinking are highly valued and nurtured, as is community service, ecology, and diversity in all its forms. Recess and play are part of the 'work' of students. Specialists teach Spanish, music, and art (the on-site kiln is my daughter's favorite.) The school and parent community is very welcoming. Also available: a before- and after-school program, volunteer opps, and parent education classes. [Grades 1-6 and approx. 10:1 student:teacher ratio depending on grade.] SO very worth the tuition and any related sacrifices. Some financial assistance available.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
This is our second year at Silverwood and we are extremely happy. Excellent teachers and staff, a lot of individualized attention, great learning atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2005
We are the parents of a first-grader, coming out of a Montessori pre-school/kindergarden school. Silverwood has surpassed every expectation! Our child is nurtured and challenged in every class. She works within a pod of 'like' learners, but no child is singled out because of ability. Each child is challenged, and the small class size reflects in the learning and the program delivery. The campus is exceptional as well. It fosters movement to different buildings, outdoor learning and excellent physical activity. The campus is not only an excellent physical plant, but a large 'family' place. Parent involvement is expected, and a wonderful addition to curriculum. When asked about her first day of school as a first grader, our daughter said, 'I loved the integrated studies class'! We couldn't be more impressed or supportive of Silverwood School.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2004
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Silverwood was founded in 1984, upon the belief that children are curious, creative, fun-loving, and generous. An especially committed and loving group of teachers encourages interactive and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, paying special attention to the needs of each child. We are located on a beautiful 18 acre wooded campus. We have: Small Classes Challenging Academics Caring Community Environment Nurturing Classrooms Outdoor Adventures Fine Arts Spanish Music

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Silverwood School
14000 Central Valley Rd NW, Poulsbo, WA  98370
(360) 697-7526
Last modified Silverwood School is a Private school that serves grades 1-6
Silverwood School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top