In 2014 , student test scores placed us in the top 5% of all private schools in the nation. 

Creative thinking. Self-initiative. Joy in learning. Tolerance. Imagination. Good Citizenship. New ideas. Compassion. Community outreach. Global consciousness. Curiosity.


At The Young School, we present rigorous academics in an alternative context. We encourage hard work, organization, teamwork, and a multidisciplinary approach in everything we do.

The Young School is a small Montessori nonprofit, nondenominational, and fully accredited elementary school for children in grades 1st through 6th. We are located in St. Helena, California – the heart of the Napa Valley.

Current News

  • We are working to raise money for our new middle school program. Click here to get more information or to make a donation. Your support is appreciated!

  • Reminder that the 6th grade trip to Ashland, Oregon is scheduled for March 17th-19th. 

  • Early noon dismissal on Friday, March 27th.

  • Spring Break March 30th-April 3rd.

  • Upper Forum field trip to de Young Poets in the Gallery.

  • Early noon dismissal on Friday, April 24th.