The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.
- Maria Montessori
Montessori is the fastest-growing educational method in North America, with over 1,000,000 children and counting

The Montessori School of Yakima

Our school, the Montessori School of Yakima, 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. At this point in time, with over 40 years in the community, we have the pleasure of having children of former students enrolled.

We are a non-profit corporation administered by a Parent Board, assisted by the 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 Community Meetings that are scheduled each month, 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.


Our Location

 The Montessori School of Yakima is located at the basement level of the Englewood Christian Church at the corner of 44th Avenue and Englewood Avenue in Yakima. The school has no affiliation with the church. The physical space provides the children with a safe environment with outdoor access and lots of natural light in the classrooms.




Our mission is to create a purposeful, peaceful and enriching environment, based on the philosophy and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Within this environment, we will nurture the children of our community to become competent, compassionate and confident people who respect and contribute to the world in which they live.


What We Offer

  • A safe, secure environment for students
  • Excellent teachers and low student/teacher ratios
  • Good collaboration between students, parents, teachers and staff
  • Development of strong personal values and cooperative social skills
  • A social atmosphere that celebrates and honors diversity
  • We are a Washington State Licensed Child Care facility


What A Montessori Curriculum Offers

  • Teachers are trained to carefully observe and respect children’s individual needs and interests.
  • Students move at their own pace, and receive individualized assessment.
  • Environments are prepared with thoughtful, hands-on, Montessori materials.
  • Multi-age classrooms mean younger children learn readily from older children, and older children develop mastery of skills by teaching.
  • The curriculum fosters community awareness and social responsibility.
  • Children naturally develop self-discipline and a love of learning.


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