our beautiful campus
Chestnut Montessori School is rooted in the belief that children are uniquely capable to absorb abstract concepts presented in a way that sparks the child’s spirit and imagination. We provide a rich, natural learning environment surrounded by chestnut, apple and maple trees crafting a beautiful background to our 3 classrooms, 3 outdoor play areas, a soccer field and gardens. Classrooms can accommodate children ages three through twelve. Each classroom provides a rich environment, specially prepared according to the Montessori philosophy.
Our students learn about their world through real-life activities and a science-based curriculum that has been prepared to support independence and creativity. Children can transition among the various curriculum areas including, Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Geography, Science, Botany and Zoology.
Located on the border of Kirkland and Bellevue, below the South Kirkland Transit Center, our campus is a former orchard where historic Chestnut, Apple, and Pear trees, and a natural play yard provide students with many unique opportunities for indoor and outdoor learning.
Our goal/promise is to provide many memorable experiences for our students. Our outdoor environment enriches our students' school experiences. A natural play yard, fruit and vegetable gardens, pumpkin patch and apple trees provide many opportunities for students to explore and participate in nature studies.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
We have two Early Childhood classrooms: The Cedar and Pine Rooms, for children ages 2 through 6. Each classroom is beautifully prepared for 18-20 children and staffed with Montessori credentialed teachers and interns.
Our Elementary classroom, The Garden Room, is meticulously prepared to entice the creativity and curiosity of the child who already has a foundation for the understanding of Math and Science concepts, reading and writing and Geography. The Elementary teacher is specifically trained to guide the children through their learning journeys.