MWPV's nurturing and attentive teachers also drive for academic performance. The last 14 year years at the school have been a true delight.Russell Abeyratne (11th grade parent)
The Marywood-Palm Valley School is a private school in Rancho Mirage, rated the best school in the Valley in 2011 by Desert Magazine. The Four Cornerstones of an MWPV education are:
These cornerstones drive every facet of our days in school. It's why, for over 50 years, we have seen our graduates leave us and go into the world well-prepared for learning and for life. Consider that 100% of our graduates qualify for four-year colleges. Keep in mind that our average SAT score is 250 points higher than the national average.
Reflect on the merits of a small school where participation in the whole life of the school, athletics, arts, and academics is the norm, not the exception. Imagine the power of a community of families that values and celebrates higher standards of personal commitment. See for yourself the confidence that comes with well developed communication skills.
Marywood-Palm Valley School is the only independent private school in the Coachella Valley serving preschool through high school. Located centrally in Rancho Mirage, the school is easily accessed by families residing in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Cathedral City. 100% of graduates qualify for four-year colleges. School class sizes average 15-20 students and 50% of the teachers hold advanced degrees. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and California Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, California Scholarship Federation, National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the College Board.
Marywood-Palm Valley School is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational, non-denominational preschool-12 school that offers a challenging educational program and preparation for a successful life.
An MWPV education is built on four cornerstones: