About Montessori Academy of Valenzuela
Montessori Academy of Valenzuela first operated as a tutorial center in Quezon City under the name Little Villagers’ Learning and Tutorial Center in 1985. The school relocated to Valenzuela City in 1988 and started offering classes in the preschool levels.
Inspired by two students who expressed their desire to continue their elementary years in the school, Mrs. Engracia Goco, the School Directress, started plans to develop a more upgraded curriculum for the preschool and elementary levels.
To signify the school’s commitment to pursuing excellence in the field of education, it renamed itself as the Montessori Academy of Valenzuela. The school opened its Grade 1 class initially with 20 students in 1999. In 2000, to accommodate the increasing number of enrollees, the school once again relocated to a larger property in its present location in Gen. T. de Leon, Valenzuela City. The Preschool Department was formally recognized by the Department of Education in 2003, followed by the Elementary Department in 2004. MAV opened its High School Department in the school year 2005-2006 and was given government recognition in 2009.
Through the years, and with the competitive spirit of true MAVeans, the school has earned awards and recognitions in various competitions in the district, regional, and up to the national levels. Despite MAV’s growing number of students and increasing academic and curricular demands, the school continues its legacy of maintaining a child-centered learning environment with its non-traditional approach to education.
Our Educational Philosophy
Montessori Academy of Valenzuela believes that education is a continuous development of a person whose ultimate goal is to be of service to God and fellowmen. This institution provides child-centered and developmentally appropriate education that aims to make our students aware and responsive to the needs of his immediate environment and eventually the nation as a whole.
Montessori Academy of Valenzuela will be known as a God-fearing and child-centered learning institution whose aim is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills which will develop every student’s ability towards social integration and participation in social transformation. Our goal is to journey with the young in an environment of EXCELLENCE, SERVICE and FAMILY SPIRIT.
Montessori Academy of Valenzuela (MAV) adopts and pursues an excellent and developmentally appropriate program of instruction, activities, training and guidance in building a strong and firm foundation for the child’s development in all aspects of life – spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and physical.
With the help of Montessori prepared environment, MAV envisions the following:
A powerhouse of responsible and competent persons who are God-centered, people oriented, patriotic and exhibits concern for life and environment.
A school who will prepare competent young people who will uplift the quality of life locally and globally by means of a very good and strong educational foundation.
A learning community that makes use of well-tested principles and approaches in education that is open to growth and changes.