Welcome to the 2016-2017 year at Northwest Montessori School! This summer mailing includes a schedule detailing the beginning of the school year, a calendar, a digital link and how to for submitting school forms online, and details regarding our fundraising and social events. Elementary families will have an information sheet detailing the Early Bird/Coocadagy program. Please take the time to carefully review all pieces of information. Forms and first payment for the 2016-2017 school year are due by August 1st

  • Application form
  • The completed Student information/registration form 2016 – 2017,
  • Photography and Directory refusal form
  • Tuition Contract (paper form required)
  • Early Birds/Coocadagy registration form (elementary children only)

Please call the office at 206.524.4244 if you have any questions regarding the information you find in this packet. We look forward to seeing you in September!

NEW Parent Information Night – This information session is for new parents of all branches and levels. This is an important evening where parents meet the administration, school policies will be discussed and any questions can be answered. The New Parent Information Night will be held at the Wedgwood Branch (7400 25th Ave NE), on August 3, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. No childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to gracie@northwestmontessori.org by 7/29/16.


Primary and Dawn-to-Dusk Classrooms: Children ages 2 ½ to 6

Wednesday, September 7, 2015: RETURNING STUDENTS – Students who attended Northwest Montessori School during the 2016 – 2017 school year and/or began during the summer of 2016 are invited to come to their classrooms from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a HALF-DAY with NO LUNCH. NEW STUDENTS – Students and parents who are new to Northwest Montessori School are invited to visit their classrooms and meet the teacher and teacher’s assistants for an Open House between 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. New students will be notified about transitioning into their class during the Open House on September 7th. Teachers will work to accommodate parents’ schedules.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 and Friday, September 9, 2016: RETURNING STUDENTS – Primary classrooms will be open from either 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dawn-to-Dusk classrooms will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. New students will be notified about transitioning into their class during the Open House on September 7th. Teachers will work to accommodate parents’ schedules. New Students will follow the schedule arranged with their teacher.

Elementary Classrooms, Early Birds and Coocadagy

Wednesday, September 7, 2016: ALL STUDENTS – All Elementary students are invited to come for a HALF-DAY only, 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. There will be no lunch or before and after-school care.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 and Friday, September 9, 2016: ALL STUDENTS – Regular schedule begins on Thursday. Early Birds, before-school care, will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and Coocadagy will be open from 3:15 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please see the included letter to sign-up for Early Birds and Coocadagy. Scheduled activities will begin the week of September 12th.


Classroom Orientation Evenings are designed to give every parent an overview of their child’s classroom and the year that lay ahead. Teachers use this time to introduce themselves, their classroom policies, and to begin building a strong classroom community. This is a very important evening – every parent should plan to attend their child’s Classroom Orientation. Each branch will have their Orientation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No childcare will be provided.

West Seattle Classroom:                                                                      Monday, September 12th

Woodland Park Elementary Classrooms:                                             Monday, September 12th

Woodland Park Branch Primary Classrooms:                                      Tuesday, September 13th

Wedgwood Branch Classrooms:                                                          Wednesday, September 14th


Tuition Contract

A signed tuition contract is required for each child/family. Please sign and return by August 1st, 2016. Please note that the tuition contract is divided equally over 10 months (Sept. 7 – June 14), summer registration is a separate tuition agreement. The first summer tuition payment is due the first day of the summer program – June 19, 2017, please plan accordingly.

Online Forms

Help us be green! Hubbli is a school management software program that allows us to make all of our forms paperless. Simply visit www.northwestmontessori.hubbli.com, log in with your username and password or register as a new user, click on the forms tab and submit information online. This service will help us maintain our student database, collect information regarding alumni and down the road, allow us to collect payments.

It is very important that every family submit their student information/registration form, even if they have recently turned in other application materials. Please submit forms by August 1st, 2016. Questions, please contact gracie@northwestmontessori.org or 206.634.1347. We’re here to help!

Parent Education

The calendar for the 2016-2017 school year indicates parent education evenings. We will update you through Weekly Notes. Not only are these evenings educational they are an opportunity for you to socialize with other parents and gain insights on parenting and Montessori philosophy and method. By attending you will achieve better understanding of our school and your children will benefit by the consistency between home and school. Please mark your calendars for these events so we can expect full attendance.

NWM’s Annual All-School Social!

In planning for our first all school social we are searching for a few volunteers. Would you be willing to help plan? Looking for a team to help determine date, time and location. Email gracie@northwestmontessori.org if you are interested in planning or know of someone who wants to join in on the fun 😉