About Montessori Class

Environment

Our class size is intentionally small so that students can receive the time and attention they deserve in a structured and open learning space.  We provide a low teacher to student ratio so that all children have plenty of access to encouragement and guidance from their teachers.  We have a home like feeling that is warm and charming. Our school is equipped with an art studio, a music room, and a large and beautiful children’s backyard. We prepare the child-centered environment carefully where the children can feel they are loved, appreciated and valued just as they should. 

Family Style, Mixed-age Class

Research shows that children thrive in  settings that allow them to step into leadership positions that nurture each other at different stages of their development and to grow at their own pace. Our focus is on collaboration and independence rather than competition. We as teachers are prepared and experienced to embrace the essence and uniqueness  of each child individually as well as their place in the classroom or group they are learning within.

 

Age

2.5 years old (30 months) to 5 years old

 

Program Schedule for school year 2019-2020

English Program: 9:15am -1:15pm

Japanese Program: 9:30am -1:30pm

 

A Day in Pikake School 

AM Circle Time & Lessons

Montessori Work Time, Art Project

Lunch

​Outside Play Time

Creative Activities ( Music, Art, or Movements)

Circle Time, Story Telling、Discussion, Literacy Time 

 

Yearly Schedule

We believe our children learn from our environment including nature, culture, and community. Class and family events are also fantastic learning opportunities. 

September: Orientation, Welcome Picnic

October: Pumpkin Patch, Halloween

November: Parent-Teacher Conference, Thanksgiving Potluck

December: Holiday Party

January: New Years

February: Mamemaki(Japanese Spring Celebration), Valentine’s Day

March: Girls Day

April: Spring Parent-Teacher Conference, Easter Egg Hunt

May: Children’s Day, Mother’s Day Celebration

June: Graduation& End of Year Performance, Father’s Day Celebration

July-August: Summer Camp

*We also have birthday celebrations, fieldtrips, fire drill, curriculum night, etc.

*School will be closed on holidays, professional development days, winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks.

1250 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

t: 425-453-1881

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