Aster Montessori School

  • Aster Montessori is a pre- school located in Sammamish/Issaquah. We are licensed by the Washington State Department of Early Learning.
  • Teachers are experienced and certified by the American Montessori Society.
  • Our goal is to provide quality education with specially developed Montessori material.
  • Our clutter-free environment is a key to Montessori education.
  • Each child is encouraged to learn at his/her own pace in a mixed-age group with hands-on experience.
  • We thrive to give your child the best emotional, social, physical and educational support.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded2009
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeAster Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAparna Masalkar

School Notes

  • Spacious, pleasant, and safe indoor and outdoor area.
  • Personalized attention and lessons tailored to each child`s needs.
  • Emphasis on learning early math, language, science.
  • Support to develop emotional, social intellegence.
  • Art and music appreciation based on Montessori method.
  • Planned and structured physical activities, including Yoga for children.
  • Introduction to Spanish through an experienced language teacher.  
  • Spanish, music lessons included in curriculum.
  • Meets and exceeds licensing requirement by Washington State DEL.

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Issaquah
    Lakeside 3520 Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 194 students
    0.6 miles
    3520 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd Se
    Issaquah, WA 98029
    (425)392-0100
    0.6 PK-K
    194
  • Sammamish
    Pacific Learning Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 21 students
    0.9 miles
    2908 228th Ave SE, Ste B
    Sammamish, WA 98075
    (425)562-3545
    0.9 8-12
    21
  • Issaquah
    Evergreen Academy
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 164 students
    1.2 miles
    3601 228th Ave Se
    Issaquah, WA 98029
    1.2 K
    164
  • Issaquah
    Brightmont Academy - Sammamish
    Brightmont Academy - Sammamish Photo - "The One-to-One School. One student works with one teacher - all the time!"
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12
    1.4 miles
    4588 Klahanie Dr SE Suite 401
    Issaquah, WA 98029
    (425)836-1600
    1.4 6-12
    n/a
  • Sammamish
    Arbor Schools
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 171 students
    1.5 miles
    1107 228th Avenue Se
    Sammamish, WA 98075
    (425)392-3866
    1.5 NS-6
    171

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
Aster Montessori has been a wonderful place for our son. He has been attending for almost two and a half years! Currently he is doing his kindergarten learning here and loves his "pull out kindergarten" class. We have been very happy with the teachers, staff, and classroom environment! What we love is that the teachers are kind and encourage the children to be kind to one another. What my son loves is the school work, recess, and friends!
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I love the school. This is my son's second year at the school and I really can see the improvements he has had. The quality of the education is excellent as well as the materials the kids use. I strongly recommend Aster Montessori for your children.
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I have been working with Aster Montessori for few years and I am impressed with the quality of care school gives to children. Director has very high expectation from staff and it shows off in everything teachers do. School has impressive and attentive staff. The curriculum is based on whole child development and covers social and emotional support along with excellent academic development. My own child went thorough this school and thrived in every way!!
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My daugter attented this school and we could see an amazing transformation in her. She learnt so much in time she spent there that was unbelievable. They offer mix of all activities reading, writng, music, language, science for overall development of kids, and all teachers are so loving and caring. We would highly recommend this school to other parents.
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My daughter went to Aster for three years. I am very pleased with her development socially, emotionally and academically. Now at her kinder year in another school, I''ve been told that she is reading at the next grade level. Ms. Aparna is a very kind, patient and sensitive teacher with the kids. The entire staff Ms Maria, Ms Yuri and Ms Mariko are very good teachers as well. I am very happy with the foundation that this school has given my daughter for her all round development.
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I have been more than impressed by Aster Montessori and the teachers. My daughter has attended Aster for two years and thrived, both socially and academically. I appreciate the small class size, student to teacher ratio and the diverse activities they are introduced to. I would highly recommend this school to others.
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