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Issaquah Montessori School

24326 Southeast Issaquah Fall City R
Issaquah, WA 98029

(425) 557-7705


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Issaquah Montessori School we believe the primary purpose of education is to nourish the innate possibilities of human development. Freedom of choice from a prepared environment is an integral part of our program.

Students at Issaquah Montessori School are honored as unique and respected as individuals. Values such as compassion, harmony, and justice develop naturally from this environment.

We encourage children to be responsible for their actions and emphasize fairness. To facilitate this we listen carefully, offer appropriate alternatives and establish natural consequences.

Montessori Education stresses the teachers role as guide. Children are encouraged through positive reinforcement. We create an environment that allows the child to lead their learning based on their interests. Freedom of choice and independence blossom in a classroom that is maintained with order, beauty and cleanliness. Consideration for others, care for their environment and care of self are nurtured here at Issaquah Montessori through the Montessori Philosophy. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"DAILY CLASSROOM SCHEDULES Morning “The Loft” “The Cottage” “The Nest” 8:40-8:50 8:50-9:00 9:05-9:15 Arrival of the AM & extended day students 8:50-9:20 9:00-9:30 9:15-9:45 Circle time, lessons, etc. 9:20-10:50 9:30-11:00 9:45-11:15 Work time - snack is a free choice offered at this time 10:50-11:05 11:00-11:20 11:15-11:35 Circle time, music, songs, poems 11:05-11:35 11:20-11:50 11:35-12:05 Playground Time 11:40-11:50 11:50-12:00 12:05-12:15 Morning dismissal 11:50-12:20 12:00-12:30 12:15-12:45 Lunch for extended and full-day children 6
Afternoon 12:50-1:00 (Held in 1:05-1:15 Arrival of PM students 1:00-1:30 “The Loft”) 1:15-1:45 Circle time, music/lessons 1:30-3:00 1:45-3:15 Work time - snack is a free choice offered at this time 3:00-3:20 3:15-3:35 Circle time, cleanup 3:20-3:40 3:35-4:00 Playground Time 3:40-3:50 3:55-4:05 Afternoon dismissal"
Excerpted from the preschool's website