Central Kitsap Montessori

  • Central Kitsap Montessori provides Montessori education to young children in a peaceful, rural setting which gives them a foundation for their future learning and for life.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$90
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer school runs for 6 different weeks. Check the calendar on our website. Cost is $90 per week for current or incoming students. Children not enrolled at CK Montessori may attend at a rate of $130 per week.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students72 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Central Kitsap Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,100
Tuition NotesTuition divided into 10 monthly payments of $310.00, September - June
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,550
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJillian McClendon


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Music, Sign Language

School Notes

  • Central Kitsap Montessori has 2 classrooms, each with a morning and afternoon class which gives you 4 classes from which to choose.
  • All 4 of our classes are composed of preschoolers and kindergarteners.  Each class has 18 children with one Montessori certified head teacher and one assistant teacher.  
  • All classes are 4 days / week, 2.5 hours / day.
  • Our beautiful barn style building features large windows and high ceilings which creat a comfortable and peaceful learning environment.
  • We teach respect for all cultures with a variety of stories, songs and activities. Our children are accustomed to celebrating diversity as well as sameness. They can be found trying on traditional clothes from regions across the world, eating food from other continents, or doing art projects that represent different countries.
  • Sign language is an extra area of study that we provide. The children are in a "sensitive period" for second language studies and can quickly assimilate this useful language.
  • We have a music specialist that comes in once a week.  Mrs. Wheeler is well-loved by our children and does much more than sing songs with the kids.  Our children learn how to keep a steady beat, learn what different musical words mean, and build an amazing musical foundation for the rest of their lives!

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School Reviews

I highly recommend Central Kitsap Montessori. Since my daughter started at this school she has thrived academically and socially. She loves her teachers and so do I. When I first looked at the school, I couldn't believe my eyes seeing how many of the students read SO well for only being 3, 4 and 5! I drive quite a distance to get her to school and some people think it's silly for a half day preschool. I believe that it's worth it.
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