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Illuminate School

914 E Miller Street
Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 200-3268


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Half day enriched Montessori preschool for children ages 2-5 years. Mixed age class 9-1:00. Pre-K class 1:15-5:00pm.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Illuminate School teaches children to love learning and be proud of their accomplishments. We help children gain independence and appreciate community. We also have a really great time learning and supporting each other!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Basic geometry through map exploration and class discussions

From the Director:

Children learn at their own pace in a non competitive environment.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Children learn at their own pace in a non competitive environment with teacher demonstrated activities as well as individual work/play and small group activities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We teach a life long love of learning through peaceful, thoughtful education.

A Typical Day

9-1:00, 1:15- 5pm

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation