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.
Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, Village Theater is a leading producer of musical theater in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theater has grown into one of the region’s best-attended professional theaters, with over 19,000 subscribers. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theater is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having launched over 145 new works to date. Village Theater also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow’s audiences through its youth education programs, Pied Piper and KIDSTAGE, serving over 63,000 young people, families and schools annually.