Vancouver Montessori School

An authentic Montessori environment facilitates development of the whole child--physical, social, academic, & emotional.
To assist in the child's self-construction of becoming a well-rounded, excellently socialized human being with a rational, inquisitive, well-organized mind is the end goal of a Montessori education.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMontessor classrooms support varied learning styles with multisensory learning
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students138 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Vancouver Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio35:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries depending on scheduled day. Five day a week expectation.
Admissions DirectorKendra Eimen
Admissions AssociateLeslie Pedersen

School Notes

  • Each of our classrooms at VMS (3 Primary & 1 Toddler) are led by an AMI trained guide who is complimented by at least one assistant.  Montessori classrooms offer a mixed-age, multi-faceted peer group of up to 20 children (14 in the toddler room), creating true communities.  The specially-prepared environment includes areas of practical life, sensorial, language, math, geography and biology, expression and music.  We are very committed, as a staff, to the connectedness of each child to the natural world.  Therefore, outdoor time and experience are a regular part of the classroom as well.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Vancouver
    The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences
    The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences Photo - The Gardner School campus sits on five beautiful acres of land in rural Clark County, easily accessible from I-5 and I-205. The grounds offer children the opportunity to explore, play, and learn in a safe, natural setting
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 92 students
    7.9 miles
    16413 NE 50th Ave
    Vancouver, WA 98686
    (360) 574-5752
    7.9 NS-8
  • Vancouver
    Grades: PK-12 | 104 students
    3.6 miles
    4120 NE St Johns Road
    Vancouver, WA 98661
    (360) 906-0941
    3.6 PK-12
  • Vancouver
    Grades: PK-12 | 923 students
    4.6 miles
    3606 NE 78th street
    Vancouver, WA 98665
    (360) 574-1613
    4.6 PK-12
  • Vancouver
    Grades: PK-8 | 190 students
    5.6 miles
    4701 NW Franklin Street
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360) 696-2301
    5.6 PK-8
  • Vancouver
    Grades: PK-8 | 422 students
    2 miles
    6500 Highland Drive
    Vancouver, WA 98661
    (360) 696-2586
    2 PK-8

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All three of my children have been fortunate to attend this wonderful school! It is such a nurturing environment. My children truly thrived and were able to express themselves individually. The staff is very knowledgeable and caring. I wouldn't have wanted my children anywhere else!
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