Arbor Schools

  • Arbor Schools, 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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1993
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students171 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeArbor Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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 an education that is child-centered with child-driven educational practices that allow children to discover the breadth and depth of their own knowledge.  This gives them the freedom to become the competent, happy, successful people they dream they can be.
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    (425)649-0791
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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Amazing program with wonderful faculty and staff. Very caring environment with a true Montessori experience.
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The average private school tuition in Washington is $9,676 for elementary schools and $12,561 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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