Welcome to

The Children's School

New Family Open House

2018/2019 Registration for New Families opens following our OPEN HOUSE. Children welcome!

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 11:30 to 12:30

Please join us to meet our teachers, and learn more about our curriculum and future - new Green Lake school opening in September 2018. 

To attend please RSVP:

4515 - 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (in the U-District)



Providing early learning since 1965 - TCS builds on its long history of providing a Montessori-based, student-centered environment in which EVERY child and adult present is seen as capable. We learn, play, inspire, and engage all within a spirit of fun!

We live these values through these ACTIONS:

We respect – by listening to everyone, including everyone, and playing with everyone.

We support – by nurturing our children and their families, nurturing our staff and their families, and by providing a safe and fun learning and play space.

We contribute – by supporting Heifer International, hosting our Harvest Food Drive, being a “Recycle School," and caring for our space.

In this perpetually shifting and increasingly challenging world, TCS creates a community environment where everyone has tools and opportunities to succeed.

This is such a nurturing and supportive school. We are going into our third year next year, and we are so glad we have this program. The teachers are amazing. Simply amazing. Their capacity for love and caring is infinite. They handle each child perfectly.
— Vanessa Thorpe, 2015
We have been a part of this community for the past three years, and we have absolutely loved it!  My son and daughter both started in their Pre3 class and it was an absolute godsend for our family. They have the most loving teachers and helped both kids with separation anxiety and turned them into school loving children.
— Silpa Sundram, 2015
My children have been attending TCS for 5 years, and they have been an amazing asset to our family and our children’s development. This place is incredibly nurturing, their student/teacher ratio is unheard of for a preschool, and they also have the flexibility to transfer your student, if a longer day is necessary.
— Diana Nickel, 2014
My daughter goes to TCS and it’s a hidden gem! Not too fussy or expensive, but really dedicated teachers and small classes with tons of creative projects. Great parent community too. I’m in love with this school and in awe of how much progress my daughter has made in just a year there.
— Philip Miner, 2015


Schedule A

school Tour

Tours for next school year begin in FEBRUARY 2018.

We invite parents and their children to tour TCS on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 am when classes are in session.

To make a reservation please email us.



Who's up for the 2018/2019 term?