Infant/Preschool on La Vida Way Elementary School on Lillard Drive

Elementary School
222 La Vida Way
2650 Lillard Drive
Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM
Mon-Fri 6:30AM-6:00PM

Merryhill School is a Nobel Learning Community member school, offering year-round programs including infant, preschool, elementary school, middle school, and summer camp. Classes are small and instructional methods are designed to address your child's unique learning needs. Merryhill Preschool has infant, toddler, preschool and pre-K programs serving ages six weeks through five years. Merryhill Elementary offers exceptional private school education for pre-K, as well as a full-day kindergarten through 6th grade with extended hours for working parents.

Merryhill School offers a variety of enrichment activities after school through relationships with other Davis organizations such as Kick-It , SwimAmerica Davis , Davis Gymnastics, Davis Fencing Academy , the Gifted Child Institute , Explorit Science Center , Budding Geniuses and Baciarini's Martial Arts , semi-private music lessons through Watermelon Music and Foreign language classes.


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2008-09-05 09:28:01   Very unprofessional. I had an appointment and when I got there the manager had left to go meet with someone else and did not call to cancel our meeting to view the school. I was a new mother at the time, and getting my kid ready and out the door took a lot of effort only to arrive there to be stood up. I have also heard some bad things about the set-up from others. —ces139

2008-09-05 21:46:10   I had an appointment today and the staff was very helpful. The place was clean, the kids looked happy and the cirriculum sounded great. I will probably be enrolling my kids soon. —HankLA

2008-12-17 12:21:51   Seemed okay for the pre-K and kindergarten levels, but awful for the higher grades. Withdrew my child after a terrible third year there. Teachers were often low on experience and behaved inappropriately, administrators were not helpful, and curriculum was average. I would not recommend this school to anyone. —CTita

2008-12-18 22:05:18   Many dedicated teachers, who really care about their students. My daughter has been at the pre-school site on La Vida for several years, and is very well-cared for. At the elementary site, they really provide a lot of great experiences. This year, they only go up to third grade, but contrary to the other comment, the second and third grade teachers are very experienced and dedicated. Kindergarten students go for a full day, and most of the kids I've seen were doing work that would be equivalent to first graders and above. —Bookbelle

2008-12-26 14:10:02   I also removed my child from the school after two years of dealing with the lousy teachers. Hopefully they are working on the things that were lacking a couple of years ago when my child was enrolled. The parents who have kids enrolled there seem to be supportive of the current curriculum—but the loss of enrollment in the upper grades tells a different story. —RHeinman

2009-03-09 14:55:51   My kids are enrolled in the two first grade classes. Both first grade teachers are outstanding. The environment is very supportive and the teachers and the administration are responsive to concerns and needs. I am very happy with the school. —mitogirl

2009-06-25 23:21:53   Do not sign your children for the preschool. Teachers are very unprofessional and classrooms are not as they seem to be. Infant and toddler room teachers are inattentive to the infants/toddlers. Hard to communicate with some non-English speaking teachers. —Davismommy

2009-06-29 12:03:50   We have had three kids at one or both schools for the past five years and we love the professionalism of the staff at both campuses. We think the kids get a first-rate education and really benefit from the best student/teacher ratio in the area. —DonLipper

2009-11-17 11:37:42   We love the Davis Merryhill Schools! We moved to Davis in 2000 and have had 1-3 boys attending ever since for a total of 16 student years. Our boys are thriving academically and socially. We have had wonderful teachers every year. The dedication of the teachers and the professionalism of the principal and all the staff reflects in our children's smiling faces! As a family with 2 working professionals, the before and after school care is a necessity. The structured care available during these hours allows the children continued learning opportunities (and getting their homework done at school!) and not only free-play. We have also utilized various other after-school programs including soccer, swimming, music, and others. Great programs and very convenient. Our oldest son aged out and has been excelling in the public school GATE program. We highly recommend both Davis Merryhill Campuses! Questions? Ask me. [email protected]rodlayman

2009-11-17 14:53:37   Parents at our elementary school are very pleased with the 21st Century curriculum and the small class sizes. We offer a positive learning environment where students excel accademically, socially and physically. The faculty is professional, credentialed and committed to the success of each student. You are invited to make an appointment for a tour and your child is always welcome to spend a Discovery Day with us. —clandry

2009-11-18 06:52:00   In the editing comments for this page clandry indicated they're the current principal. —WesHardaker

2009-11-17 21:01:59   One of our children has been at the elementary school for 3 years and we will still continue. Our daughter just entered kindergarten and is now reading since 4 months in school without previous knowledge of her ABC's. The new principal has made great staff changes and we are extremely happy about the challenging curriculum. The school has brought in after school activities on campus that help working families. The flag football and ballet classes rock! I would heavily recommend this school. —kdonecker

"2009-12-12 16:30" We love Merryhill Davis. Our oldest son attended from Pre-K through 3rd grade and our youngest (currently in 3rd grade) has been at Merryhill since he was 6 weeks old. The teachers here are awsome! Caring, committed, responsive, and passionate about teaching. Although students at Merryhill excell academically, this school teaches for the whole child - not just the highest test scores. My third grader has a daily planner and his teacher holds weekly class meetings to talk about mutual respect and conflict resolution. Because of this, the students in this school are amazing people (not just great students). If you want to see what this school is really all about, drop in on one of the monthly assemblies and watch the students cheer each other on for making the honor roll or winning a spelling bee - you won't find anything else like it in the city of Davis. kskala

2009-12-18 11:13:05   Our twin daughters attend kindergarten at Merryhill Elementary. Their teacher, Kathy Peterson, is wonderful. She's experienced. She's caring. She's enthusiastic. It's hard to say enough wonderful things about her. —JenniferHolman