Serendipity Children's Center

4833 Tumwater Valley Drive Se,
Olympia, WA, 98501
Tel: (360)786-0197
Serendipity Children's Center was the dream of two friends and schoolteachers in 1985.
They taught and ran the program until 1987.
Dan and Lynnette McCarty purchased Serendipity Children's Center in 1990.
At that time, licensed capacity was 63 children ages six months to age five.
Over the past years, there have been many changes and much growth, while maintaining superb quality and reputation.
The growth has been a part of the center's history.
Serendipity is currently licensed to serve 263 students ranging from ages 6 weeks to Grade 6.
  Dan and Lynnette have provided continued growth by increasing space, improving the quality of curriculum, and staying current with the early care and education trends.
Their goal to insure that the children served are receiving what they need for a successful ongoing educational process.
They remain committed to providing a place of growth and development and a place where children can feel at home.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5

Student Body

Total Students 206 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Serendipity Children

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Ballet, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Swimming, TennisBalletGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerSwimming,
Tennis

School Notes:

  • Welcome to Serendipity Children's Center. We are pleased that you have trusted us with your child's early education. Our safe, happy environment is a place you can leave your child, confident he or she is receiving outstanding care and enjoying a positive, and stimulating learning experience. Serendipity is a premier early learning center and Private School in Tumwater, Washington. Since 1983, we have offered a fresh alternative to the normal preschool setting with full-day programs. We are located in the heart of the Valley Athletic Club, which offers additional enrichment opportunities for the children we serve. We are a licensed facility by the State of Washington and exceed the minimum licensing requirements. Our reviews from the State are available for your viewing upon request. Individual attention to each child's needs is commonplace. Serendipity has developed a well-rounded preschool curriculum, a state- approved private school and has an outstanding reputation within the community. Serendipity's management and staff are committed to meeting the needs of your child. Parents are always welcome at Serendipity and appointments are never required. Please feel free to stop in at the center any time. We look forward to serving your family and promise to provide a warm and loving environment for your child while promoting individual development to its fullest.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sunrise Beach School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Serendipity Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sunrise Beach School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Olympia Serendipity Academy
    4315 Tumwater Valley Drive
    Olympia , WA , 98501
    (360)515-5457
    0.2  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Olympia
    Sunrise Beach School
    (Christian)
    1601 North Street SE
    Olympia , WA , 98501
    (360)791-8348
    (Christian)
    1.3  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Lake Stevens Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    3923 103 Rd Ave SE
    Lake Stevens , WA , 98258
    (425)334-5064
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.3  mi  |  190  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Olympia Nova School    
    Special Program Emphasis
    2020 22nd Ave SE
    Olympia , WA , 98501
    (360)491-7097
    Special Program Emphasis
    2.2  mi  |  106  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Olympia
    Olympia Community School
    Alternative School
    Po Box 12436
    Olympia , WA , 98508
    (360)866-8047
    Alternative School
    2.2  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  K-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 29, 2014 - This is our daughter''s first year attending this amazing school. They have top -notch certified teachers and staff who truly care about their students learning. Our daughter is receiving an amazingly well rounded education with regular participation in specialists like Science, Art, P.E. (tennis and use of the facilities at the Valley Athletic Club a huge bonus), Spanish, and Music in addition to her normal academic areas. The school has an incredibly supportive PTO group, ensures that students participate in community activities/volunteerism, and encourages teachers to take field trips in order to enhance the student''s learning. The school also hosts many events such as a Winter Program, Spring Musical, Science Fair, All Academy Camp Out, and so much more. We are thankful our daughter is being challenged and well supported in her learning environment. We are glad we found this school, we feel it is the best in the area, and we highly encourage other families to check out all of the great things happening at this incredible Academy. - Posted by Parent

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