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Eton School

At Eton, you find students smiling, learning, and engaged. You see teachers committed to the education of children intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Eton School

At Eton, you find students smiling, learning, and engaged. You see teachers committed to the education of children intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As our Mission Statement declares, our community is committed to the education of the whole child.

Firmly rooted in Montessori, the Pre-elementary (ages 3–6) and Lower Elementary (ages 6–9) programs are where the seeds of life-long learning are sown. Developmentally appropriate activities are introduced to each student by a teacher who acts not as a "sage-on-a-stage," but as a facilitator or guide to develop a passion for learning imbued with independence and self-confidence. These programs serve as an ideal preparation for the Upper Elementary and Middle School at Eton.

The Upper Elementary (grades 4–5) and Middle School (grades 6–8) programs are Montessori-inspired and designed to offer students a challenging academic program in an age-appropriate learning environment that addresses their developmental needs and personal learning style. At the same time, students experience leadership opportunities that do not exist in an isolated middle school or in a 6–12 setting. Eton graduates are ready for the next step. They are academically prepared for any high school program, confident in their abilities, and sure of themselves as individuals.

Although our website provides information and a glimpse into the school, there really is no substitute for coming to Eton and experiencing our school in action. Please contact us to schedule your tour, visit our classrooms, ask questions, and explore whether Eton is the right fit for your family.

Head of School/Principal

Russell Smith Ph.D.

NWAIS status

Accredited member

Student Body


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School highlights

Dual Accreditation: Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and American Montessori Association (AMS)

Special programs

  • Clubhouse (Childcare)
  • After School Enrichment Classes
  • World Languages
  • Snow Sports Program
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Math Clubs (4th-8th)
  • Outdoor Experience Trips(4th IslandWood; 5th-6th NatureBridge; 6th-8th Salish Sea Expeditions)
  • Junior Classical League (Latin)

Learning support

  • Learning Specialist
  • Individualized Learning

Student achievement

  • Math Club Awards
  • Washington State Science Fair Awards
  • Junior Classical League Awards
  • Ultimate (Frisbee) Spirit Award

Before/after school activities

After School Enrichment:

Chess, Soccer, Origami, French, Storytelling, Cooking, Art, Piano, Ballet, Dance, Karate, Digipen (4th-8th, Snow Sports, Ultimate Disc and more.

Arts programs

Visual and Performing Arts

Statement of diversity

Eton School incorporates the value of diversity throughout its curriculum and school community. Examples of ongoing and growing commitment to the value of diversity can be found in multicultural studies, anti-bias or anti bullying lessons, historical understanding of human rights, discussions on social justice and group identity, and development of the child’s sense of self. Students are encouraged to act with compassion to think critically, to negotiate, to accept and value differences and to see events from multiple perspectives.

Definition of Diversity

Diversity encompasses a wide spectrum of individual characteristics, abilities and experiences. Diversity includes perceived social identity, which may be shaped by factors such as age, physical and intellectual attributes, gender, national origin, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic class.

Diversity Statement

Eton School honors and values diverse ideas, experiences and traditions. Exploring and understanding diversity in a safe and positive environment enhances and enriches the educational experience. Eton School commits to maintain a community that is accepting, inclusive and respectful.

Foreign language programs

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin

School news

Open Houses

Grades 1-8

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015
  • 9:00 a.m., Main Building

Age 3 through Kindergarten

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015
  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Pre-elementary Classrooms
  • Mezzo Building


Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

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