Woodinville Montessori School Programs
Toddler & Early Childhood Programs
The Toddler Program at Woodinville Montessori School is designed to provide an introduction to Practical Life, Language and Math. Our Montessori accredited Toddler teachers are accomplished in recognizing and nurturing the specific developmental needs of this unique phase. These adults provide the patience, warmth and respect necessary for the toddler to feel safe and flourish within this community. The Early Childhood Program at Woodinville Montessori School is adapted to the developmentally unique learning abilities of the young child. Environments rich in "hands on" materials, multi-age classrooms, and freedom to follow one's interests allow the child to develop the fundamental skills that build a solid foundation for life and learning. Montessori accredited teachers work with each child to develop a sense of independence, concentration, coordination and organization. Children are given ample time to work in learning areas of their choosing, including practical life, sensorial, language, reading, math, geography, history, botany, zoology and physical science. Music, movement and art are integrated throughout.
The Montessori Method engages the powerful imaginations of elementary school age children to introduce a framework for understanding all parts of our universe, past and present. Through studies and guided group interaction, students also develop a sense of their place and responsibilities as members of their classroom, their family, and of their local, national and global communities. Respect for human diversity, the environment and community are reinforced by constant modeling and encouragement. Students move at their own pace in a multi-age classroom.
Junior High Program
The curriculum at Woodinville Montessori School continues its mission to prepare young people for lives that are centered, informed, enriched and inspired. In addition to rigorous and enriching academics, the curriculum presents daily opportunities for community building and social development. It also includes opportunities for going out into the community to gain practical and hands-on experience.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year, Woodinville Montessori School is beginning to transform the recently purchased North Creek property. Our newly created Master Plan will drive our growth to create Montessori spaces which are optimally and carefully prepared to support the education of the whole child; support our philosophical focus on sustainability and care for the environment by modeling with a building that brings these concepts to life; enhance implementation of our programs; expand our ability to support the interactions and relationships within all levels and all members of our entire school community (children, faculty, parents, staff, alumni, friends); and realize the outdoor environments so critical to children and the Montessori philosophy and curriculum.
Woodinville Montessori School supports the successful and child centered philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori system. Our teachers and our curriculum reflect the interest in the academic and social growth of the whole child.
"We do not prepare the child for school but for life." -- Maria Montessori