Cougar Mountain Academy, commonly referred to as “The Academy,” 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, and love of learning are developed in a low student to teacher ratio within a loving and nurturing environment. A special emphasis is placed on intellectual growth, academic achievement, self motivation, character development and overall excellence in education. The high caliber curriculum 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, Snoqualmie Ridge, Renton 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 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
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 20 months and progresses to three kindergarten-readiness classes.
3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Road, Issaquah
Nurturing Children & Enriching Families
207 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
We love to teach and we teach with love.
Sammamish Spanish Preschool (SSP) provides children a safe, joyful and playful experience. We teach the wonders of learning about nature and life through enriching experiences, love and enthusiasm about learning a second language. Our goal is to promote and teach love and respect for other cultures, while creating an environment that allows our students to feel that our school is an extension of their home.
We believe in quality education. At our school, we want your child to be enthusiastic about learning and discovering, while he/she learns social skills and develops. Our goal is to keep your child safe and happy, in a warm and nurturing environment. Your child will become independent and grow not only academically, but also socially, physically and emotionally. Our curriculum is designed to foster independence and confidence, while engaging children in fun and carefully planned educational activities.
We believe in the importance of understanding, accepting and empowering all children. Our multicultural bilingual program helps children expand their curiosity and imagination. Science, Reading and Mathematics will always be an integral part of all our themed lesson plans, as will learning by doing. Learning by doing creates more neutral networks in the brain and through the use of the body, children grasp concepts and practice what they have learned.
We believe that Preschool is important milestone in your child’s early learning and are ready to help.
Sammamish Spanish Preschool is licensed by the State of Washington and the City of Sammamish.
22809 NE 25th Way, Sammamish
Pre-K – 2nd Grade
Snoqualmie Springs School, commonly referred to as “SnoSprings” School, is a private, non-affiliated primary grade school for children between the ages of 4 and 8 years of age. The school, founded by Laura and Joe Drovetto in 1998, provides a firm foundation in basic academic skills and promotes the development of habits that are necessary for life long learning. Teaching the grade level expectations for the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements or appreciation of the arts, physical fitness and good citizenship are the major aspects of our school life. In addition, the school respects the diverse population that we serve and encourages families to share their cultural heritage and traditions as enrichment to our curriculum.
Pre-K 25237 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd
The Bear Creek School, a leader in classical education in the Pacific Northwest, provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum from a Christian worldview for students in preschool through grade 12. What sets Bear Creek apart? Classical education (Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric) based on the Western tradition of a broad based liberal arts program; college preparatory academics including honors and Advanced Placement classes; Christian worldview woven throughout the curriculum encourages students to develop into the individual God intends. For parents looking for a unique educational opportunity for their student, Bear Creek offers small classes and dedicated teachers in a supportive Christian community.
8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond
Rigorous college preparatory classes combined with extensive arts and athletics.
20301 NE 108th St., Redmond
TLC Montessori partners with parents to instill a life-long love of learning in each of our students. Not only the teachers, but also the entire staff, are dedicated to that goal. Parents say it’s evident that everyone here loves children. Our students’ achievements speak for themselves.
21512 NE 16th St., Sammamish