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St. Catherine School

8524 Eighth Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 525-0581


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

Our early childhood specialist, Mrs. Tammy Matusak, has been teaching for eighteen years at St. Catherine School. Tammy holds a holds a B.A. in Education. In preschool, attention is given to developing social skills, large and small motor skills and pre-reading and writing skills. She uses weekly theme-based activities such as occupations, healthy food or plants in developing the preschool curriculum. Her instructional assistant is Mrs. Donna Englert. (from school website)


Separation is Handled through:

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