Cougar Mountain Academy, established in 1962, is a private non-denominational elementary school for Kindergarten through Grade 5 and Pre-Kindergarten. The Academy emphasizes excellence in education for high achieving and gifted students and promotes international academic standards in a multi-cultural setting. Creativity, independent thinking, self-confidence, leadership, public speaking, love of learning and the quest for personal excellence are promoted at every program level. A special emphasis is placed on a loving and nurturing environment to stimulate intellectual growth, academic achievement, self motivation, character development and overall excellence in education. The high caliber curriculum, delivered in a low student to teacher ratio, combined with the individualized, non-graded and non-competitive approach to learning enables each student to develop optimum potential.
Cougar Mountain Academy is situated next to Cougar Mountain Zoo, which gives the School a magical, next to nature quality. This central location provides convenient access from Bellevue, Newcastle, Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island and surrounding communities.
5410 194th Ave SE, Issaquah
All-girls, Catholic, private Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart has served the Puget Sound area since 1907. Affiliated with the Archdiocese of Seattle, the school’s emphasis is on character-based education and individualized, experiential learning. Forest Ridge’s unique single-gender education in the Sacred Heart tradition helps students feel comfortable expressing themselves, becoming leaders, and excelling in science, mathematics and the arts. Forest Ridge offers the International Baccalaureate Programme and Global Seminar in the high school and prides itself on a fully integrated leadership education program from grades 5-12. Our graduates have gone on to study at some of the country’s most-respected universities, like Princeton and Stanford, and are successful in the sciences, arts, academics, and media. Forest Ridge is a place where every girl is encouraged to pursue her passion and find her voice.
4800 139th Ave. SE, Bellevue
Hillside is a private Christian school that cultivates future innovators through a project-based learning approach emphasizing academics, problem solving, creativity, social skills, faith and character development. We provide our students with the core academic skills to prepare them for the next level with the philosophy that one size does not fit all. Our play-based preschool program, with targeted learning objectives, gives students the start they need; our elementary school program then builds on this foundation by engaging students in hands-on learning, so that by middle school our students are focusing on real-life application of the knowledge and skills they have learned.
26423 NE Allen St., Duvall
We are a theme-based program, building social skills, and developing the child’s natural creativity through reading, music, art, and informal and structured play. We will give your child many opportunities to play and explore in a loving and nurturing Christian environment through multi-cultural experiences. We offer weekly specialist classes such as music, gym, chapel, seasonal field trips and special events with parents. Our preschool program begins at 18 months and progresses to three kindergarten-readiness classes.
3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Road, Issaquah
Rooster Valley Farm School students interact daily with farm animals, actively work and play in a productive garden and engage in a strong academic program.
8488 Falls Avenue SE, Snoqualmie
Nurturing Children & Enriching Families
207 228th Ave SE, Sammamish