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.
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.
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