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.

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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

  • The Young School is so grateful to be selected as the beneficiary of Farmstead's Corkage for Community program for the entire month of August, when all corkage fees will be donated to our nonprofit. THANK YOU Farmstead!

    Farmstead, 738 Main St., offers "farm fresh" food from Long Meadow Ranch, with an outdoor dining space and outdoor lounge.

  • August 16 Family Welcome Picnic at Crane Park.

  • First day of school for students August 17.