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Wedgwood Montessori

6556 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Phone:
(206) 525-4432

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

In the Montessori classroom, the teacher prepares the environment with hands on experimental activities in the areas of art, music, science, math, geography, language, daily living skills, and social etiquette. The teacher guides, but motivated from within through the actual work, it is the CHILD who learns, who is itself. (from school brochure)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is the goal of Wedgwood Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children develop within themselves the fundamental attitudes, habits, and skills essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. We strive to create an atmosphere that promotes fun, independence, responsibility, and respect.

Our goals:
To develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
To develop socially appropriate behavior
To develop sensory and cognitive skills
To foster inner discipline and a sense of order and beauty
To provide a solid foundation for reading and mathematics
To cultivate self expression through movement, art, music and drama
To build habits of concentration for a lifetime of learning.

(from school brochure)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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