The tenets of the Reggio Emilia philosophy are reflected in every classroom “atelier” and on every playground. With an uncommonly low student to teacher ratio and a full suite of specialist teachers to guide academics and the arts, students - from our two-year old preschool through elementary level 5th grade - are met at their developmental level and challenged to explore and experience, to go deep, and to reflect on what it means to be a ‘constructor of knowledge.’

Having devoted an entire career to the field of early education, I am honored to lead a school that provides children with a balanced social and academic foundation appropriate for the complex century in which they live. Our highly trained and skillful professional educators assist children as they acquire important essential competencies through an inquiry- and project-based curriculum delivery structure that engages students - from all strata - in sophisticated thinking.

We are thrilled that you have chosen to visit our site. We urge you to come in for a visit, take a tour, or join us for an "Information Night."  Listen to our words as we interact with and involve every student in every aspect of every day. Ventana’s distinctive program will delight both you and your child. 

Marcy Barton
Head of School