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Children walk into Valley in the morning smiling and ready for the daily challenges.

List of 13 items.

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    Valley School serves students from Westmoreland, Somerset, and Cambria counties and busing is available
  • 2

    Teachers are experts in their fields of study and welcome a partnership with parents.
  • 3

    Classes in K-5 average 20 students, and most Upper School classes are divided with 13 students per section.
  • 4

    The curriculum is challenging with hands-on science, technology, library, and world language all beginning in kindergarten.
  • 5

    Everyone participates in music, art, and sports.
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    Valley supports a big brother/big sister program and several community service projects, culminating in a leadership program for ninth graders.
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    Children eat a family style lunch prepared on site with a teacher at each table.
  • 8

    Younger students travel to Pittsburgh, Powdermill Nature Reserve and local theatres on field trips while older students explore Wallops Island, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Gettysburg, PA; Washington, DC; and international travel experiences.
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    All students enjoy outside recess twice a day, and a snack is served during the morning recess time.
  • 10

    After Valley, students attend many of the local public and private high schools and well-known boarding schools.
  • 11

    Valley School’s contribution from the endowment fund helps keep tuition reasonably priced.
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    Need-based financial aid is available to qualifying families.
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    Valley School’s campus is remarkable with renovated classrooms, a newly-constructed addition, three science labs, and 400 acres of woodlands.