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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
35-525 Da Vall Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Telephone
(760) 328-0861
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,865
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid
$7,151
From Palm Valley School

Palm Valley School is an exceptional learning community that educates, nurtures, and challenges each student to achieve excellence and contribute to our Global Society. We value individualized attention to students, innovative teaching, diversity, trust and respect, and are committed to the academic success of all students.

We are an independent school that serves students in PS to Grade 12. We focus on academics with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that integrates technology, hands-on teaching methodologies, social-emotional learning, cultural competence, and service learning.

Palm Valley School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
39 responses
Average ACT
29
17 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Grandparents Day
    29%
  • Scarefest
    19%
  • Senior Lunch
    14%
  • Dramerican Idol
    10%
  • The school is weak on extracurriculars
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • I stay away from all campus wide events
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    275
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    64%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    64%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      C+
    3. Housing
      D+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $64,754
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,251
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $483,100
    National
    $184,700

    Palm Valley School Reviews

    68 reviews
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    Palm Valley is a wonderful school! I am a graduate and now my son attends, with my daughter joining next year. From personal experience I know the academics and college preparation are unparalleled in the Coachella Valley. When I started college I was more than prepared to excel my freshman year.

    The small school atmosphere requires you to foster relationships with a diverse group of classmates that you may not otherwise. I still speak to and see my classmates regularly and see them as family. As children our families bonded, we attended each others milestones (like graduations from undergraduate, graduate and medical school) and now we are still a part of each others lives as we have started our own families.

    The teachers that really impacted my life as a student are still teaching there today and it brings me so much joy that one day my children can be taught by them too!
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    A school community that reflects the progress, international and diverse Coachella Valley community members. This school focuses on the success of your individual child while demonstrating an inclusive culture within student, staff and parent relational experiences. I cannot say enough about the caring, unique and loving staff. The leadership at all levels of governance take pride in their professional role as wells as create, positive, fun, social opportunities for school spirit within the parent, student and staff communities. A rare and beautiful opportunity for your family to have your child be recognized throughout their educational experience while enjoying the participation and volunteer process as well as a parent. This is the school you want for your child.
    We are celebrating our 13th year at PVS. Palm Valley is the school where your child will be supported and celebrated to be the very best version of exactly who they are. Each child is challenged academically, help accountable for being socially responsible citizens, celebrated for being community-minded and taught the skills to be successful in all areas of their lives. Palm Valley contains many schools within the school so that each student is educated with the highest standards whether they are in the preschool department, lower school, middle school or upper school. At the same time, many opportunities are created for students and families to know one another across different divisions to support one another. The families at Palm Valley along with the faculty, administration, and staff work together to create the Firebird spirit that supports these young people as they grow up. We feel so fortunate to have our children at the very best school available in ALL of California.