Founded in 1977 and conveniently located in Redmond, this family-owned and -managed school provides a vibrant multicultural community. It prepares preschool and kindergarten students with strong academic and social skills and a love of learning. SMS Montessori-certified teachers have years of classroom experience and are able to challenge and nurture their students to create happy, hardworking and supportive classroom communities. They take pride in their organized, child-centered classrooms and multiple well-equipped and spacious outdoor play areas. Parents are encouraged but not required to volunteer and the school does not fundraise for its own benefit so parents will not be pressured for additional donations in addition to tuition. Sammamish Montessori believes that school should be a positive experience that children look forward to with enthusiasm and works every day to fulfill the needs of each individual child and family.