SRV Blog

Why Do Leaves Fall?

The School in Rose Valley is so beautiful in the fall. The many trees begin to change color and eventually drop their leaves for students to try to catch and gather into large piles for jumping. We call the season “fall” because it seems like the leaves, encouraged by...

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Benefits of Woodworking Classes for Kids

The very first classroom ever constructed at The School in Rose Valley was the woodshop, and it has been at the heart of our school ever since. In the words of then Principal Grace Rotzel, "Working with tools furnishes one of the best disciplines a school can offer....

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Diversity at SRV

We believe that diversity strengthens us as individuals who work, play, and learn together. We strive to understand and value our diverse world and build a community of mutual respect. -- Diversity Statement, The School in Rose Valley, April, 2018 The staff at The...

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This Month in Nita’s Class: Partial Sums

Your second grader is learning a method of adding numbers that is probably totally
unfamiliar to you. You are not alone; parents around the country are wondering
what this new method of “Partial Sums” is all about! There’s really nothing all that
new or tricky about partial sums.

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What Is Progressive Education?

Countless early childhood education studies promote the long-range benefits of exposing young children to basic concepts in literacy, math, and to peer interactions. As our understanding of early learning has evolved, we have come to know that a progressive curriculum...

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Stay Alert: Construction in Progress

Every Wednesday after Sing our Youngest Group (YG) runs to a predetermined meeting spot along the way to their classroom. Here their teachers greet them, count heads and send them along to the next locale. Meet me at the tree stump … excellent! … meet me at the horse...

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Summer Camp Registration is here! 

It's time! Registration is open for camp. To learn more about this summer and to register, visit Questions? Email Liia at 

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