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Hazel Creek Montessori

8903 Northeast Koura Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

(206) 780-1928


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Hazelcreek's Objectives:
To provide complete cycles of learning by integrating outdoor space into the total atmosphere of our school.

To prepare a learning environment that is challenging and developmentally appropriate.

To instill in the child an excitement and enthusiasm toward learning.

To assist the child in the development of responsibility toward self, others and the environment.

To strive for the growth of a wonderful self-concept within the child.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Our toddler program daily schedule

Arrival time is from 6:30am-9am. (please arrive no later than 9:30am so as not to disrupt our circle time)

Circle & story time is at 9:30am, free work & play time is 10am, snack time is 11am, recess is 11:30am.

Lunch is served at noon followed by nap-time, snacks, story, and recess.

Pick-up time is from 3pm-6:30pm.

half day preschool

Circle Time
Montessori Class Time
Snack time
Specialist Activity: a once daily rotation to a specialist which includes either horseback riding, swimming, art or Spanish.

fulll day:
We are open from 6:30am–6:30pm.

Arrival times are from 6:30am–9am. Before school care is during this time. Pre-school begins at 9am.

Children attend their Montessori class daily and rotate to a variety of activities during the course of the week. These include Spanish, swimming, riding, and art class. Snack-time is scheduled daily in between class rotations.

Lunch begins at 12pm. Nappers take their rest after lunch.

Our afternoons consist of circle and story time, art, Montessori class time, and recess.

After school care begins at 3:30. We provide snacks, read stories, do homework, play games, and have recess time for our after school care program.

Pick-up time is from 3:30–6:30pm.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school