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Woodinville Montessori School

Private | PK-9 | 294 students

WMS is best known for our high educational standards
 
 

 
 

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Posted May 31, 2014

Like every school, there is good and bad. Good: Embracing each child, flexibility with learning disabilities, early childhood and lower elementary have extraordinary teachers, great teacher to student ratio, financial aid is available. Bad: High teacher turnover, Elementary director is VERY RUDE and narrow minded. She has power issues and clearly plays favorites. Extremely expensive. Tuition increases astronomically every year. Bullying issues are poorly handled at the elementary level. Some upper elementary teachers lack experience with children and dealing with adolescent issues. Inconsistent with discipline. "All Kinds of Minds" distinction unless you don't fit into their mold. Extreme amount of homework at the Jr High level.


Posted April 8, 2013

My Son attends the toddler program at the North Creek campus. He has grown so compassionate, independant and caring since begining a the school. The staff is careful to provide the right amount of challange and allows him to grow and bcome the fine young man he is turning into. Our family is looking forward many more wonderful years at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

I wanted to provide my experience as a teacher at this school. Woodinville Montessori is a wonderful place to work, with visionary leadership, extremely hard working administrators, and a great deal of support for professional development and teacher improvement. There is an extremely low teacher turnover because--even though we work very hard--we feel appreciated by our families and supervisors. I'm not just a teacher here, but also a parent, and the school has been wonderful for us as a family. I think a great strength of the elementary program in particular is the high level of individualization and support that is offered--for those who are gifted as well as those who struggle in certain areas. Teachers are universally willing to go the extra mile for their students to help them learn and grow. They challenge students to accomplish things the children and families sometimes never thought were possible. I think it is a particularly wonderful place for highly capable children to be intellectually challenged, but also to grow in other dimensions, including care for others. This is a school full of excited learners involved in their own education. It is truly a community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 12, 2011

A spectacular school. The teachers are exceptional and the curriculum is outstanding. As a response to the individual posting the negative comment, the school is actually a year ahead and they are able to skip levels in math and other subjects without skipping to the next grade. For example, several seventh graders are learning geometry, when the public school standard for their grade is pre-algebra. Geometry tends to be taught to 9th or 10th graders. I personally believe the school is totally worth the tuition.


Posted November 17, 2008

The teachers and staff at Woodinville Montessori School are top notch. We've had exceptional experiences in preschool, elementary and now junior high. Children develop a love for learning as they advance at their own pace, always challenged and engaged, and always supported in this wonderfully nurturing environment. That love for learning resonates with faculty and staff as well, who continually enhance their skills through professional development opportunities throughout the year. If ever questions or concerns arise, teachers and staff are always open to discussion and immediate resolution. It has been nothing short of a fantastic experience to be an active participant in this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

There are a select few teachers who are very nice, and posotive, and teach well at this school, but the rest of the teachers might as well not teach with their attitudes. They aren't anything special. People dont enjoy their time at this school because certain faculty members and teachers are so rude. There is not good energy in the school and the office park is a bad location. The recess field is not great and the kids only get thirty minutes of it a day. The math taught in the elementary is below average and the public schools and ahead of WMS. This school overall is not worth the tuition.


Posted October 9, 2007

Great school - Quality teachers and excellent teacher to student ratio. My son loves all aspects of his school - it has nurtured his appetite for learning with lots of individualized instruction.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 64%
Asian 13% N/A
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 9%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mary Schneider
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (425) 482-3186

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Orienteering
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Orienteering
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Environmental Club
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School culture

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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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  • Founded in 1983, Woodinville Montessori School is known for its high educational standards, personalized educational experience, excellent teachers, and low student/teacher ratios. Woodinville Montessori strives to create an environment that fosters strong collaboration between students, parent and the school, develops strong personal values and cooperative social skills, instills a lifelong commitment to give something back through service to others, and celebrates and honors diversity.
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19102 North Creek Parkway #100
Bothell, WA 98011
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Phone: (425) 482-3184

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