Yadkin Valley Community School enrollment now open, open house scheduled


Maia Cook, fourth grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, work during a lesson about bird beaks at Yadkin Valley Community School.


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Ellie Wooten, first grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, explore the woods during a science lesson at Yadkin Valley Community School.


Submitted photo

The Yadkin Valley Community School will host an open house Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at 240 Standard St. At the open house, families will be able to meet the staff, explore the classroom and ask questions about educational philosophy. This K-6 school offers small, multi-age classrooms, a Montessori-inspired curriculum and many hands-on learning opportunities. Students are allowed to move through the curriculum at their own pace and explore areas of their own interests.

Enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year is now open. “We are so excited to be able to offer this type of educational environment here in our home town. Children are naturally curious, and it is important to us that they develop a true passion for learning,” said Kimberly Seipel-Parks, one of the school’s founders and board members.

The school opened in September 2015. “The first year was definitely a success beyond what we could have imagined,” said Seipel-Parks. “We have happy students and satisfied parents.” According to a parent survey conducted by the school, the parent satisfaction rate is 98 percent and 100 percent of parents said they would recommend the school to others.

The mission of the Yadkin Valley Community School is: to develop a unique educational environment that fosters the whole child by encouraging academic excellence, joy of learning, creativity, curiosity, mindfulness, self-empowerment and community awareness. For more information, visit www.yadkinvalleyschool.org.

Maia Cook, fourth grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, work during a lesson about bird beaks at Yadkin Valley Community School.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_IMG_1576.jpgMaia Cook, fourth grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, work during a lesson about bird beaks at Yadkin Valley Community School. Submitted photo

Ellie Wooten, first grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, explore the woods during a science lesson at Yadkin Valley Community School.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_IMG_3411.jpgEllie Wooten, first grade, and Eli Seipel-Parks, kindergarten, explore the woods during a science lesson at Yadkin Valley Community School. Submitted photo
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