How do I enroll my child in your school?
We invite all potential families to first schedule a tour of our school. We offer tours most mornings starting at 9:30am. Tours must be prescheduled and can be scheduled by calling during normal business hours. During the tour you will have the opportunity to learn more about our school, our philosophy and see children during a work cycle. Your child is welcome to attend the tour with you and you can expect to spend about 30 minutes on the tour.
Once you have taken a tour and are ready to enroll your child, you would submit an application with the non-refundable $100 application fee. Applications are reviewed as they come in and we will notify you by email about the status.
How is tuition calculated?
Tuition is an annual fee based on the school calendar year. That total is conveniently broken down into 10 monthly payments. There are additional fees for late pick ups, early drop offs, and childcare-only days.
Are the teachers Montessori certified?
Yes, our teachers all hold Montessori certificates from MACTE-accredited training programs. For more information about specific teachers please check out our staff pages.
What is your student/teacher ratio?
In the toddler classes we have a maximum of 7 students per teacher with a maximum of 14 in the class. At busier times (lunch and naps) we may have more teachers assisting.
In the primary classes we have a maximum of 10 students per teacher, with a maximum of 24 students in the class. During the morning work time a classroom may have three teachers, and two during the afternoon work time when the class is smaller.
**Due to COVID-19 maximum capacity has been reduced to 22 persons in a room.**
Can we do 2 or 3 days a week?
No. Both toddler and primary students are required to enroll for a minimum of 5 mornings a week. Families can choose either a full day or half day schedule.
How do I find out about job opportunities at Issaquah Montessori?
We advertise job opportunities through the American Montessori Society, Pacific Northwest Montessori Association, and MEIPN. You can also click the “Employment Opportunities” link on the bottom of our webpage.
Does your school hold any accreditations?
Yes, please take a look at our accreditations page under about us.