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Thank you for your interest in the Montessori School of Pullman, WA. Our goal is to prepare an individual learning experience for each child. Our environment creates an atmosphere where children love to learn.
We provide an innovative, yet time tested curriculum which meets all children where they are and helps them develop into life-long learners and responsible citizens of the world.
Children learn at their own pace, guided by highly qualified teachers, using hands on materials in a kind, peaceful, beautiful classroom. The Montessori School of Pullman strives to maximize the most dynamic period in human life, and prepare children to successfully integrate into the culture where they live, and will live.
The Montessori School of Pullman was established as a non-profit corporation in 1968. It is conveniently located in Gladish Community Center and is open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily. We accept children aged 2 to 9 years of age. Children aged 2 are enrolled in our Montessori Beginnings program. Children 3 – 6 are in a multi- aged preschool and kindergarten program. Children 6-9 are in a multi-aged lower elementary program. In the future, we plan to expand through fifth grade, to allow children to complete the whole of their elementary program in the Montessori school, and then transition into the Public School for Middle School.
To provide a carefully prepared environment based upon the Montessori education philosophy, within which children are able to actively participate to realize their full potential.
The Montessori School of Pullman, a private, non-profit corporation, is a child centered educational environment where highly-educated Montessori certified teachers and early childhood specialists plan an individual learning experience appropriate for each child’s level of development.
Our Montessori Beginnings classroom is especially prepared for 2-3 year olds. Multi-aged classes have a balance of 3, 4 and 5 year olds in each room. Our lower elementary program is especially suited to the needs of six to nine year olds. Children return to the same teachers and classmates each year building long term relationships in a non-competitive, warm and caring family-like setting.
Parents play an active part in their child’s education and in many aspects of our school community. We believe that when parents demonstrate their commitment to early childhood education, both the children and the school benefit.
Students learn to view themselves as contributing members of a diverse global community. We respect and value differences and welcome a rich classroom diversity of economic and social classes, racial and ethnic heritages, religious and spiritual beliefs, physical abilities, and family structures. We treat each other with honest and mutual respect. To enhance a global perspective, French instruction and other languages are included in our curriculum, as is geography and multicultural education. We welcome children learning English.
Classrooms are equipped with high-quality, hands-on learning and exploratory materials. Learning centers include real life skills and food preparation, sensory development, child-centered art, science exploration, music and body movement, French activities, geography and multicultural materials, language, pre-writing and writing, and pre-math and math. We foster self esteem, independence, self-discipline, cooperation, problem solving, and a love of learning.
Children attend school 5 days a week for three-, four-, five-, six-, seven- or up to 10 hours per day. The $50 application fee is a one-time-only charge.
|3-hour morning class:
|3-hour afternoon class:
||8:30 AM -3:30 PM
|1-hour Lunch Bunch:
||11:30 AM -12:30 PM
|Before child care:
||7:30 to 8:30 AM
||3:30 to 5:30 PM
||7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
We will try to accommodate your child’s school hours to fit your schedule.
Because our program builds from one learning experience to the next, children benefit most by attending Montessori for at least two, preferably three, years. Children may continue Montessori through their kindergarten year and then attend public school first grade. Children may also attend Montessori and public kindergarten in the same day. Children may also transition into the Montessori elementary program, too.
Our children come with varied backgrounds and abilities. Tuition-reduction scholarships are given based on need, and school employment is often available. We strive to make Montessori affordable to every family. Montessori is an equal opportunity program and no student shall be excluded on account of race, color, creed, religion, national origin or disability. Montessori promotes a global perspective and welcomes children who are learning English. We also accept DSHS payments.
Tuition for the academic year, mid August through early June, is divided into ten equal, monthly payments, beginning August 1 with a final payment due on May 1. Our academic calendar closely follows the calendar of the Pullman School District. We do, however, offer childcare on holidays such as spring break to meet the needs of our working families. We also offer a very flexible summer school program. Our school is a non-profit organization governed by a parent committee. The school depends on the active support of all parents who share their talents and abilities to keep the tuition costs down and to make the school the best it can be.
Waiting List Policy
To get on our waiting list for future enrollment, please request a registration form by mail or e-mail. The date we receive your completed form and a non-refundable $50 application fee will be your waiting list date. We recommend early enrollment because it often takes a year or more for an opening to become available.
When we have an opening for your child, we will request a non-refundable deposit of $80 for half-day or $130 for all-day Montessori to secure the place. This deposit will be applied to your first tuition payment. An annual licensing fee of $15 for half-day or $30 for all-day Montessori will be paid with the first tuition payment.
For more information contact:
Beverley Wolff, Administrator
or call (509) 334-4114
The Montessori School of Pullman is a non-profit corporation of the state of Washington.