Montessori Garden has been serving preschool aged children and their families in the north end of Seattle for over 30 years. We provide high-quality childcare and learning for children ages 2.5-6 years old. The curriculum is anchored in the Montessori Method of education and also incorporates a rich Creative Dramatics program.Montessori Garden is in the historic John B. Allen Elementary School on Phinney Ridge at 6615 Dayton Ave North. This renovated turn of the century building is the perfect home for a century old method of education.We accept applications all year. If you would like to submit an application, we will keep it on file and contact you if a space becomes available. Applications can be found on our website, go to the ENROLLMENT page.
At Montessori Garden our aim is to help children ages three to six become self-confident individuals. The school is organized to allow the child to move freely in an environment, which has been specially prepared by a certified Montessori Teacher. As Montessori teachers our method is observation, to see and understand each child and to teach skills utilizing each child’s interests and talents. We provide an attractive, child-sized environment where a child is free to discover how to learn. We know that learning is fun and we promote a disciplined environment where children can work and play together with joy and spontaneity. The school is open from 7:30-6:00PM. Dawn-to-Dusk children begin and end their day in the “Kids Club”, enjoying arts/crafts, puzzles and toys. As the school day begins at 9:00 AM, the children are divided into the two Montessori classrooms to participate in morning “work time”. Mid-morning, the art and drama specialists conduct their lessons for the day. By lunch the children will continue to have second work time or a nap. On Fridays the children participate in a rotation of Art, Spanish and Creative Dance. All of Montessori teachers have been trained and certified in the Montessori method through American Montessori Society. For more information on the American Montessori Society please visitwww.amshq.org.