Yosemite National Park Valley School


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YVS, as the locals call her, is part of the Mariposa County Unified School District. Classrooms are equipped with computers, digital projectors, and internet access. Textbooks and classroom instruction are aligned with California’s academic standards. And our students are one on one with Chromebooks in every classroom. Our K-8th grade students benefit from regular work with the Spatial Temporal Math program.

Yosemite Valley School has been recognized as a California Distinguished School multiple times. We have also been awarded the Service Learning Leader Schools Award for our continued focus on student-led service learning projects. And YVS continues to lead the pack of MCUSD schools with its Academic Performance Index scores. We are proud to staff three multi-graded classrooms to better serve our transitional kindergarten through eighth grade span of children. Cooperative planning between parents and staff on the SITE Council based on data drives teaching initiatives aimed to increase student performance in all subject areas.

Our students have had international partnerships, based on environmental education projects, with schools in Japan and Scotland. To culminate a study of the origin of our park our students have visited the birthplace of John Muir, Dunbar, Scotland four times. Our Scottish friends have visited us in Yosemite, most recently last summer.