About Us

Paradise Valley Cooperative School offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of every child and family in Scottsdale, AZ.

Our well-educated and well-trained staff believes that every child will grow and learn in a safe, loving environment where teachers and parents are partners. We differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each individual child’s development.  We accept each child and family as unique and special.


It is our sincere belief that our students will leave our school with the internal motivation and problem solving skills to succeed in life, and the social and academic skills necessary to integrate into the public, private or charter school that follows.  

It takes a village to raise a child and we have built this school into a village that will raise a few children at a time.  Together we are indeed better. Many of our teachers have been at PVCS for over 10 years providing a great sense of community and stability.  

Terry Croy has been the owner and director of PVCS for the last 8 years, and a preschool teacher prior to that. She is an integral part of PVCS, heavily involved in the classrooms and always developing new ways to accommodate the children and make everyone feel welcome.


Our director and teachers are passionate about providing a loving and engaging learning experience for all children.