Hello, I'm Katrina Brooke, Director of The Shyne School where we have been providing educational, play focused programs for young children since 1983.
At the Shyne School we believe you have to plan your curriculum around the whole child and that all areas of development (social / emotional, cognitive, creative and physical) hold equal importance.
Children love all the hands on activities we provide while parents appreciate the flexibility we offer with three daily schedules and part or full week options for families.
I am very proud of my wonderful, dedicated teachers who are the heart of our school. We have very low turn over.
They work together as a team so the children know all the teachers, not just their own.
The teachers do a great job of observing the children and providing activities they show an interest in and extending their play. We also assess their individual learning and share the assessments with parents at conferences.
The staff also provides documentation, and a lot of parent communication, so parents understand what is happening and what they are learning so they will be prepared for Kindergarten when they leave The Shyne School.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,789
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
For children that can integrate into our class ratios
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
80 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Shyne School (the) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Dress for fun, messy play!)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Cost is for 5 full days for Waddler, 1 year by August 31st. Call or email to schedule a tour and inquire about tuition rates that best fit your families needs. Tuition depends on the schedule you select. We have morning only, half day Plus or Full day for 1 to 5 year old. Registration Fee $50, Academic Fee $50, Emergency Kit $15
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer only we accept children 3 years to 7 years, rate posted is for summer 2020 5 full days, monthly rate.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katrina Brooke


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Music Class, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Amazing Athletes

School Notes

  • Low ratio in toddler classes.
  • Educated teachers dedicated to Early Learning.
  • Low turn over of caring, professional staff who serve as a resource and offer support to children and families through daily communication and parent conferences. - Homey classrooms in a picturesque wooded setting. - Toddler and Preschool programs for the whole child. - Understanding that children learn through play and investigation. - Finding out what the child is interested in, observing what they know, and helping them expand on that knowledge. - Providing safe and secure learning environments were children learn and grow into capable individuals. - Hosting enrichment classes on site. - Offering families year round learning programs. - Providing School-age transportation to local elementary schools K-6. - Having learning programs for children 12 months to 5 years of age and child care for 5 to 8 year olds. - Providing flexibility for family schedules and individual children. - Having annual family events and community projects throughout the year
More information at www.shyneschool.com

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,789
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in King County, WA is $17,489 for elementary schools and $20,954 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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