Classes & Programs
Nurturing your child’s natural curiosity and imparting a lifelong love of learning…
Welcome from the Head of School
Thank you for your interest in The Sammamish Montessori School (SMS).
At SMS, we believe in the magic of education, and for over 45 years, 5000+ children have embarked on this very journey, guided by Montessori principles, and supported by our dedicated teachers. We are one of only nine accredited Montessori schools in all of Washington State with 25+ highly experienced Montessori accredited teachers and 30+ supporting staff.
As you explore our classrooms and witness the joy of learning, I am certain you will sense the unique environment that sets SMS apart. We are here to ensure that your child’s educational journey is marked by discovery, growth, and a deep love for learning.
Thank you for considering SMS as a partner in your child’s education. We look forward to creating meaningful memories together.
Your child is going to love it here 🙂
SMS utilizes Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education—a proven approach helping students attain strong academic, social, and emotional skills for more than 100 years.
SMS caters to the most formative years of a child’s life. From 18 months to 9 years, children learn faster than at any other time in their lives.
Home to a vibrant community of 250+ students and a dedicated teaching faculty of 50+, SMS ensures personalized attention for every child.
We offer an optional Montessori+ program, a hybrid Montessori Primary + STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Music, and Movement). For Ages 4-6 years. Learn more
Early-bird daycare starting at 8AM, After-school care until 5:30PM, and Non-school days Daycare for busy families. Learn More
Our unique Montessori Approach
Child-centered education and care
Our Montessori classrooms brim with exquisite, age-appropriate materials that cater to hands-on exploration, ensuring your child is constantly engaged. Montessori staff track and observe each student daily and get to know each student’s strengths and interests. They adeptly introduce students to new materials, aligning them with each child’s proficiency and curiosity. This allows children the autonomy to select activities they resonate with and progress at a rhythm that suits them.
As they grow, more is expected from our learners and they happily assume their leadership roles and enjoy their work. With expert guidance, the freedom to choose, and immersive learning materials, children not only gain foundational skills but also cultivate self-driven confidence, discipline, a desire to learn, and the courage to create.
- Over 15 different countries represented by our SMS teachers and staff
- SMS has an annual family retention of over 75%
- SMS has one of the best average student-to-teacher ratios