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What Parents Say

The Carden Method

The Carden Method is a vital educational philosophy with proven teaching techniques applied to a curriculum concerned with the development of the whole child. Using a highly individualized approach, Carden meets each learner’s particular needs. Children receive the sound, well-rounded education they need to realize their full potential in life. Carden believes that life is a joy, and so should be learning. This attitude promotes a life-long love of learning among Carden students...

Upcoming Events

Happy Birthday Taylor!!! You are one special individual inside and out. ... See MoreSee Less

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Look what we grew!!! Our grape vines produced so many beautiful grapes 🍇
The children enjoyed such a wonderful snack today.
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This is a GREAT family event NEXT WEEKEND behind the Hoot Owl. It's free and full of great games and prizes--come check it out!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The study of Ecology is so much more meaningful when you actually get out and study it. Last week we studied ecosystems within stagnant standing water. This week we will study the ecosystem within the cold fresh running water. ... See MoreSee Less

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What beautiful coloring! We've alredy gone through much colored pencils and we've only been in school for a week and a half. We're learning about salmon and their life cycle--soon we'll be traveling to the creek to see them spawning! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Experienced Teachers

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Stacy Rief

I am a native of Sandpoint, the oldest of four children and was raised on the ranch which SVCS is located. I feel very fortunate to give to the students some of what I enjoyed as a child...

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Melissa Peck

I spent my childhood playing and working hard on the very ranch that SVCS sits on. I grew up exploring the outdoors, always looking for a new adventure, and could only imagine what our next discovery would be...

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Angie Cates

I was born and raised in the Selle Valley, on the Wood V-X Ranch, where I grew up loving the outdoors. Being raised on a ranch and in a large family has been a huge blessing in my life and has taught me many life lessons that couldn't have been learned otherwise...