The Valley School is a child-centered elementary school located in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle. The school carefully attends to the development of each child and encourages his or her innate passion for learning through intellectual exploration, imaginative thinking and the practice of kindness. By understanding and respecting childhood, The Valley School helps children grow into whole-hearted learners, practiced in thoughtful inquiry and critical thinking. Total enrollment is approximately 115. The average student-teacher ratio is 8:1. Program offerings include financial aid, all-day kindergarten and before- and after-school care.