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Soundview School

6515 196th St Sw
Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 778-8572


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Complete Phonics Curriculum
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Understanding movement, beats and rhythem
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
Other subjects taught Spanish

From the Director:

Our focus at the Early Childhood level is to build a love of learning and curiosity. Inquiry is a major component of our curriculum through out the program therefore we encourage it's development early on. Teachers and students work together to explore their world and are encourage to take their journey where it goes. The International Baccalaureate Programme provides a frame work that encourages international mindedness, caring and responsibility. Students learn in theme based units, encouraging them to make connections across different disciplines.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Soundview's mission is to develop the potential of intellectually motivated students to become ethical leaders in the world.

We cultivate creativity and a passion for knowledge through challenging and dynamic projects in academics, in the arts, and through service and self-expression.

We foster a diverse community built on caring, respect and trust."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Arrival and Centers Activity
Circle Time and Morning Routine
Letter and Phonics Activities
Music/Drama/Art or Spanish
Classroom Activities (Exploring Science, or other topics)
Quiet Time
Music/Art/Drama/ Spanish or Library
Closing Circle

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation