Arbor Schools

Arbor Schools, Infant-Toddler-Primary-Elementary, is dedicated to allowing each of its students to develop his or her self.
In the tradition of Maria Montessori we believe that each child possesses an intense motivation toward self-development.
Arbor`s goal is to establish models to guide the children successfully in this endeavor.
At Arbor we encourage self-motivation and independent learning so children will solve problems, define what is important to them, use their time constructively, assume responsibilities, and continue to learn and grow.
We strive to develop a positive and realistic attitude of respect toward self, others and learning.
We believe children should have a life that satisfies them and uses their resources, while benefiting themselves and others.
We have long term goals in mind when we work with children.
We want them to become unique individuals, who can think logically, have a good self-image and be capable of reaching beyond their needs to those of others.
We believe that these characteristics will be more valuable to them as adults than will some of the standard achievements, such as, excellence in handwriting, or speed in computation.
Accordingly, our curriculum is designed with this in mind.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Arbor Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1993
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
124 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade
Arbor Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Extreme PE, Music, SkyHawks Sports

School Notes

  • Arbor Montessori School offers aneducation that is child-centered with educational practices that allow children to discover the breadth and depth of theirown knowledge. Thisgives them the freedom to become the competent, happy, successful people they dream they can be.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arbor Schools's ranking?
Arbor Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Arbor Schools?
The application deadline for Arbor Schools is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I have a child in the lower elementary program, after completing pre-K at a different Montessori school followed by two years at a public elementary. We have been very happy with the experience at Arbor. Our son`s teacher is very dedicated to the students` learning, and our son is more engaged than he was in the public school environment. Highly recommend Arbor if you are considering Montessori for elementary.
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5  
Excellent Start to Your Child's Educational Life. My son, now at Harvard, attended the Arbor preschool. He entered public school with an absolute love for learning and discovery that has never gone away.
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5  
Amazing program with wonderful faculty and staff. Very caring environment with a true Montessori experience.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in King County, WA is $20,133 for elementary schools and $23,459 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in King County, WA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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