About Our School
Aster Montessori School provides early childhood education using the Montessori method. The basic premise of this method is that children are uniquely intelligent and learn naturally if placed in a well-prepared, stimulating environment under the guidance of experienced teachers.
The environment inside our school is relaxed but orderly. We have brightly lit, pleasant classrooms with ample opportunities in which children can explore, discover, take lessons, and select their own work under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher.
We believe in treating children and parents with genuine respect and kindness, fostering a culture of polite behavior. Our classrooms have a diverse age range and allow every child to learn at their own pace, whether individually or with peers. This approach also allows older children to act as mentors and leaders to younger ones while the younger ones can learn from their seniors.
Our Montessori method-based curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Science, and Cultural Studies. The extra-curricular activities include Music, Spanish, Mandarin, Physical Education, Yoga, Gardening, and more. We emphasize whole-child development that uniquely focuses on each child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Aster Montessori at Beaver Lake Sammamish is verified by the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association (PNMA) and accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), establishing trueness to the Montessori Method and continued program excellence. We provide the same standard of education and care at the Issaquah Highlands Center. All our teachers and directors are AMS-certified and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience teaching young children. Both the centers are run by highly qualified directors in the field of Montessori education. We uphold the highest standards of Montessori education with widespread recognition of the quality of our program.