Cherry Valley Elementary School is located in Polson, Montana,
in the northwest corner of the United States. Polson is situated
on the southern shores of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater
lake west of the Mississippi.The Mission Mountains, part of the
Continental Divide, form a backdrop to the school. This area is
also home to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of
the Flathead Indian Reservation.
The school was built in 1963 and later
added to in 1985 and 1990.
This year there are twenty three certified teachers. In addition, we have a school counselor, full time librarian and a speech pathologist. The school also has a large classified staff, with five teacher's aides assisting in the classrooms.
There are six kindergarten classes, six first grade classes, preschool and a special needs preschool . Average class sizes are 20 for K-1. Cherry Valley has a full time principal. Cherry Valley School has a strong literacy emphasis built around a model outlined in our Literacy Guidelines this model is child centered and designed to meet the individual needs of all of our students.
The school has a strong volunteer program which includes school walking program and parent volunteers who work in the classrooms.
Cherry Valley has a complete library with a collection of children's
literature and reference materials. All classrooms contain online
computer technology including SMARTBoards, document cameras, and video
in each room.
If you would like more information about the Polson and Flathead
areas the following links would be useful:
Chamber of Commerce
The Leader -
Our Local Newspaper