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Pacific First Montessori

1420 5th Avenue Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 682-6878


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Pacific First Montessori is an early childhood program based on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. We believe that children maximize their potential in a nurturing, well-organized environment that is support of individual needs.

At Pacific First Montessori, your child will be encouraged to actively explore a wide variety of age-appropriate, hands-on activities at his or her own pace. Our goal is not only to provide a firm educational foundation, but also to instill a love of learning and the confidence necessary to explore our ever-changing world. We welcome parents at Pacific First Montessori. We maintain and open door policy and look forward to working with you on your child's behalf.

A guiding principal of Montessori philosophy is "Follow the child." Our staff uses the interests and needs of the children as their guide in creating their learning environment. It is prepared to be developmentally appropriate and interesting, stimulating problem solving and creativity. Within this prepared environment children are able to move about at will, make choices and build skills toward competence and independence.

We believe children need to feel loved, accepted and secure. Children want to know there is someone available to help when needed. By cherishing children for whom they are and nurturing the natural joy in learning, we provide the framework in which intellectual, emotional and social development build on one another.

We honor the cultural and national diversity represented by the families in our programs. Our goal is to support children in their similarities and their family has an important place in the community at Pacific First Montessori.

(Excerpted from school website)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

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

Modes of Communication

  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up