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Lakeside Montessori School

3520 Issaquah Pine Lake R
Issaquah, WA 98029

(425) 392-0100


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We practice the Montessori method because it offers not only a cognitive, developmental
foundation, but also a set of values to guide a child now and throughout his or her lifetime.
We are committed to each child as a whole and unique individual, and to each child’s place
within a peaceful, purposeful educational atmosphere. The principle that guides our
Montessori community is the triangle of respect.
• Respect for self, which leads to independence and a sense of unshakeable competence
• Respect for each other, which forms a sense of belonging, purpose, and social
• Respect for the world which sustains a child’s sense of awe, wonder and curiosity
throughout life
It is a privilege to participate in the lives of children, and it is to them that we dedicate
our work each day."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00-8:30 AM Individual and group games
8:30-9:00 AM Classroom preparation and activities
9:00-11:15 AM Class (work time, circle and recess)
11:15-12:30 M Lunch and recess
12:30-3:00 PM Class (work time, circle and recess)
3:00-3:30 PM After school recess
3:30-4:00 PM Snack (school provided)
4:00-6:00 PM Full care program, free play, perceptual motor activities,
Excerpted from the preschool's website