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

  • Please join us March 5th 2:00 - 4:00 pm for our Annual Science Fair. The Clif Family Bruchetteria food truck will also be doing a dine and donate for our school in the Vino Velo parking lot from 4:00 until 7:00 pm. Click here for more details. 

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