MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF YAKIMA

About

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was Italy's first female physician. Through her medical practice, her studies, and teaching at the University, she developed an interest in children and their development. Through her careful observation and innate understanding of children, she developed the philosophy and materials used in her first school, the "Casa dei Bambini" (Children's House). It opened in 1907 and was located in the San Lorenzo district of Rome. This first school served children of the working poor who were in the 3-6 year old range. Children, who, otherwise, were left on their own while parents worked and until they were of school age. It is from the Casa dei Bambini that Montessori schools have evolved and spread throughout the world. 

Our school was founded in 1965 by a group of parents who wanted to bring the Montessori method of education to the children in the Yakima Valley. We operate in accordance with the educational philosophy and methods developed by Maria Montessori. All of our teachers have Montessori teacher training and participate in conferences and seminars to stay well versed on current trends. 

We are a non-profit corporation with a board, director and school staff. Parents, by virtue of enrolling a child in the school, have a voice in the operational management of the school. Parents are encouraged to attend the annual meeting as well as the monthly board meetings. Parent involvement is also needed and appreciated in school activities and fundraising.

It is our hope that we continue to provide an enriching, peaceful environment in which to nurture the youngest of our community for years to come. 


2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Quatandra Jarvis
Vice-President: Layci Nelson
Secretary: Missa Uhlman
Member: Liz Brueggemann
Member: Meghan Colleran
Member: Margaret Eglin
Member: Russ Hadlock
Member: Bryan Ketcham
Member: Sarah Longino-Dekalb
Member: Sarah Lund
Member: Gina Prescott
​Member: Jamaica Zoglman





MONTHLY TUITION RATES 2017-2018

Primary Half Day              Ages 3-5       8:30-12:00       $445.00

Primary Extended Day  Ages 5-6        8:30-3:00         $595.00

Lower Elementary           Ages 6-9        8:30-3:00         $595.00

Upper Elementary           Ages 10-12  8:30-3:00         $595.00


*REGISTRATION FEE NON REFUNDABLE               $100.00

*Annual Supply Fee                                                                     $150.00
EARLY MORNING & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Early Morning Care        Ages 3-12          7:30-8:20                 $5/day

After School Care            Ages 3-12          12:01-6:00      
1 day/week                                                                                                   $6.50 hr
2 days/week                                                                                                 $6.00 hr
3 days/week                                                                                                 $5.50 hr
4 days/week                                                                                                 $5.00 hr
5 days/week                                                                                                 $4.50 hr
Drop in                                                                                                            $7.50 hr