Montessori Children’s House earns pair of titles

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:39pm
  • News

Montessori Children’s House (MCH) recently earned Pillar 3 status as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Redmond school also took home the coveted 425 Best Preschool award.

MCH, an accredited American Montessori Society school, worked hard to build on the Pillar 2 award they earned in 2016, the school said in a press release. This year, the school that serves student from 6 weeks to sixth grade made a concentrated effort to create healthy lifestyle choices for their staff and students by using green-approved cleaners and growing their own snack food in their centrally-located, organic garden. A state representative from the U.S. Department of Education presented the student-led Green Team with the award in an intimate ceremony on their elementary playground – which is made of repurposed wood (such as downed trees) and recycled drainage pipes.

Two weeks later, the Early Childhood Program at MCH won Best Preschool as voted by 425 magazine readers.

“Offering an authentic Montessori education with an emphasis on nature is absolutely what we’re all about here at MCH,” says Head of School Jennifer Wheelhouse. “So to win another pillar by the U.S. Department of Education and then to be recognized as the Best Preschool on the Eastside, I think these two honors absolutely have to do with one another. We are very proud — I am so thankful for everyone who voted for MCH in 425’s Best Of.”

More in News

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

April 2019 special election preliminary results

LWSD levy passing; Fall City fire merger and hospital bond coming up short.

King County Council gives the go-ahead for parks levy

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.

Toddler window falls are preventable

A demonstration provided parents with ways to protect children.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Filtration Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Most Read