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Bayside Montessori School

1027 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 650-9465


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The main objective of Bayside Montessori School is to assist each child with the development of tolerance and respect for people, an understanding of the cultural diversity of the world in which we live, and a respect for the natural environment and to foster within each child the tools required to become a life long learner, a competent citizen, a proponent of peace, and a responsible custodian of the earth.

The following are the specific goals for the children who attend our school:

To develop a love and respect for humanity, the Earth they live on, and the Universe
To develop a positive attitude towards school and learning
To develop a sense of high self-esteem
To build habits of initiative and persistence
To foster their discipline and sense of order
To develop sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge
To develop socially acceptable behavior
To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning
To help develop each child’s ultimate potential through high self-expectations
Bayside Montessori School is dedicated to helping each child develop within him or herself the fundamental skills, habits, attitudes, appreciations, ideas and self-esteem which will be the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning.

The staff is committed to the concept that every child should be given the opportunity to develop to the fullest of his or her potential.

The aim of the school is to encourage active, self-directed learning and to strike a balance of individual mastery with small group collaboration within the whole group community.

Children who are involved in a Montessori program have been described as having developed self-discipline, self-knowledge and independence, as well as enthusiasm for learning, an organized approach to problem-solving and solid academic skills.

Due to this self-development, and the development of the child’s self-esteem, the Montessori child makes the transition to a more traditional environment in later years with confidence and characteristic success.

Excerpted from the preschool's website