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. 

            2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Russ Hadlock
Vice-President: Charmaine Lindstrom
Secretary: Virginia Prescott
Treasurer: Sarah Longino-Dekalb
Member: Pingle Jacob
Member: Anna Gilbert
Member: Bryan Ketcham
Member: Layci Nelson
Member: Chelsie Wyman
Member: Jamaica Zoglman


Primary Half Day              Ages 3-5       8:30-12:00       Call for rates

Primary Extended Day  Ages 5-6        8:30-3:00         Call for rates

 Elementary                        Ages 6-12        8:30-3:00        Call for rates


*Annual Supply Fee                                                                     $150.00

Early Morning Care        Ages 3-12          7:30-8:20                 $5.50 day

After School Care            Ages 3-12          12:01-6:00               $5.50 hr

Drop in                                                                                                            $7.50 hr   


Montessori School of Yakima offers tuition assistance for families that qualify. You must apply for tuition assistance through FAST. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to apply for tuition assistance.