Cherry Crest Elementary School 12400 NE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA98005 Cherry Crest Elementary School is one of 16 elementary schools in the Bellevue School District. The school offers a half…More and full day kindergarten, a world languages program, science and art enrichment programs, clubs for science, chess, skiing and jump rope and a computer lab. Cherry Crest's PTSA has a website. The school was remodeled in 1994 and is scheduled for reconstruction starting in July 2011. The school will be completely demolished and the new school is slated to be complete by the start of the 2012-13 school year. The new construction will have a gym/multi-purpose room and projectors, interactive whiteboards and integrated sound reinforcement systems in classrooms. Keep updated on the construction project at its blog.
French Immersion School of Washington (Ecole Francaise de l'Etat de Washington) is a bilingual, private elementary…More school, where 75 percent of the instruction is in French. The school's library has 12,000 volumes in French and English.
The school follows the structure of the French Ministry of Education, including the school break pattern (although the school does attempt to schedule most of the breaks with the Issaquah and Bellevue public schools). According to school officials, not only have FISW students graduated to local public and private middle schools, but students after fifth grade have been able to enroll in schools in France.
Families need not be native French speakers, but prospective students in the upper elementary grades will be assessed for French language skills before admission.
Financial aid is available. French nationals may also apply to France for financial aid to attend this school.
Sacred Heart School 9450 NE 14th St, Clyde Hill, WA98004 Sacred Heart School is located on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church. The school welcomes children from preschool…More through eighth grade. Its faith-based curriculum features art, music and sports. The school hosts family activities including auctions and fundraisers.
Lake Hills Montessori School 114 157th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA98008 Lake Hills Montessori School is a preschool that adheres to the educational principles established by educator and…More physician Maria Montessori. The school accepts three and four year olds and prepares them for kindergarten. Administrators aim for a gender balance in enrollment, which is critical to the success of a Montessori class, according to the school's website. The school offers two half day programs, five days a week.
Newport Children's School is family operated and locally owned. Their impressive campus is located minutes from…More I-90 and Factoria Mall.
Newport offers childcare from 12 months of age, kindergarten, first grade, summer camps as well as before and after school care for Sunset Elementary, Somerset Elementary, Eastgate and Newport Heights Elementary (after school only).
Cougar Ridge Elementary School 4630 167th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA98006 Cougar Ridge Elementary is part of the Issaquah School District. After-school activities include tennis, Chess Club,…More Video-Editing Club, drama, student council, Destination Imagination, Camp Orkila, Spanish and Mandarin classes and art and science fairs.
The Little School was founded in 1959 by educator Eleanor Siegl with a focus on the principles of developmentally…More appropriate teaching and learning, a variety of activities that use multiple skills and small classrooms that encourage social interaction. The school moved from Seattle in 1968 after the donation of its current location in Bellevue. Students are aged 3 - 12 years old.
According to the school, a classroom's curriculum depends upon the teacher's goals for the students and the students' interests. Though the school does not adhere to a single teaching philosophy, it does support the concept of education as a discovery process and encourage exploration and inquiry.
Stevenson Elementary School is a kindergarten through fifth grade school located in the Crossroads neighborhood. It…More has several programs, including a full-day kindergarten, a childcare and preschool and Head Start, an income-based federally funded preschool program.
Stevenson students also can join band and orchestra and have weekly classes for art, physical education, music and library. Community members also have opportunities to volunteer at the school through the VIBES (Volunteers in Bellevue's Education System) program.
More than 60 percent of Stevenson students speak a language other than English at home. About seven years ago, the school underwent a remodel that included the addition of four classrooms and a gym.
Tillicum Middle School, located in the Bellevue School District, near Phantom Lake, was recognized by the state in…More 2009 with a Washington Achievement Award.
Tillicum is the home of two unique middle school language programs. Students in the Bellevue district's Spanish Immersion program can continue at the middle school level through its Language Arts and Social Studies programs. Tillicum also hosts Spanish Language Nights and family travel opportunities for students in that program.
The French Bilingual Association of Seattle's Eastside also provides a privately run French language class, open to any student who is a native or fluent speaker of French. The school also provides intermediate and advanced levels of its English as a Second Language course, for students who are English language learners.
The Tillicum Parent Teacher Association's Web site is http://www.tillicumpta.org