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Medina Montessori School

1076 Lake Washington Blvd. NE
Medina, WA 98039

Phone:
(425) 455-4378

Website:

MMS is a home-based preschool and kindergarten located one mile west of downtown Belleve, WA. The school celecbrated its eleventh year on January 3, 2011

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

The core of Montessori education promotes adult guidance of the child's activities through a prepared environment. This allows the child to enjoy the gratification of "doing it myself", experiencing the pride of work that comes from within, which in turn stimulates an early, life-long love of learning and self initiative.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We also guide children in grace and courtesy, French, geography, activities of daily living and gardening for the kitchen,

From the Director:

Medina Montessori School employs the best principles and practices of the Montessori Method of Early Childhood Education and development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our student-teacher ration is a maximum of six to one. There are two degreed and certified Montessori teachers. Their biographies are found on our website: www.medinamontessorischool,.com

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Medina Montessori is a "garden of child culture" for those aged two and one/half to the age of six. The goal of Medina Montessori School is to provide a fertile educational environment for a child of today who will live in her world of tomorrow. The three year program is designed to allow the child a full development in preparation for elementary education with in that time frame.

A Typical Day

Children arrive near 8:30 a.m. and leave near 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are currently planning state approval for an extended day to 3:00 p.m.

The hourly activityschedule can be found at our website: www.medinamontessorischool.com

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

At Medina Montessori there are many opportunities and resources available for parents to be active in their child's early learning experiences. Visits to the classroom are always fun for parents, children, and for these teachers. Parents routinely volunteer for special events, presentations, daily story reading, field trip participation, etc.


Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We offer a two-observation procedure before enrolling a child in the school. Parents are strongly encouraged to make a separate appointment, before bringing their child for a visit. This first visit allows for observation of all the aspects of the school and the program. The second visit is a relaxed approach as the child and parent will become members of our class for about an hour or more.

More information about this topic can be found on our website: www.medinamontessorischool.com