Head of School/Principal
Susan K. Locke, M.Ed.
For over 50 years, Bellevue Montessori School has been inspiring students ages 2-12 to become life-long learners, productive workers and global citizens. This is accomplished through our rich academic Montessori curriculum supplemented by Spanish, music, drama, science and other specialties both inside and beyond the classroom. Our diverse and highly-educated staff is dedicated to providing an excellent education to every child.
In 2012 we completed a rigorous accreditation process with the American Montessori Society and are now one of six schools in the state of Washington to hold this distinction.
After viewing our website I encourage you to come for a visit to observe our peaceful classrooms filled with students busily engaged with their work.
Before/after school activities
Bellevue Montessori School offers before school and after school care. Additionally, soccer, art, woodworking, karate, chess, dance and Mandarin classes are offered for after-school activities throughout the year.
Art is woven into the curriculum at all levels. Our music specialist, Kari Hailey, leads music classes in both our primary and elementary programs. Drama is taught by our drama specialist, Britt Boyd, in our elementary program. Additionally, after-school art classes are offered.
Statement of diversity
The staff at Bellevue Montessori School is made up of dedicated individuals from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. Our ten lead primary teachers and three elementary teachers are professional Montessorians who hold college degrees and training credentials from MACTE-accredited teacher training programs (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). Likewise, the majority of our support staff has either completed or is in the process of completing their MACTE-accredited training. Our five specialists bring their expertise and excitement to each and every classroom. The diversity, experience and dedication of our staff helps make Bellevue Montessori School a strong community where children flourish.
Foreign language programs