Our Children's House classroom is full for the 2019/2020 school year. We will resume observations in Fall 2019.


A day at Cedar Tree Montessori Children's House includes:

  • Hands on learning with Montessori materials.

  • Practical Life work for developing coordination and concentration.

  • Social Skills to learn how to get our needs met peacefully.

  • Care for the self, others, our environment and our earth.

  • Music to gain opportunities to be introduced to new sounds, songs and rhythms.

  • Movement to learn body awareness.

  • Sensory Awareness to explore with all senses.

  • Science to create curiosity about the natural world.

  • Language Arts to develop skills of pre-reading and writing and literacy.

  • Mathematics to progress in number awareness and operations.

  • Art to gain opportunities for each child to express themselves visually.

At Cedar Tree, we support each child’s unique interests and give each young mind opportunities to explore in a nurturing and safe environment.

Our application process is as follows:

  1. Read the information below to get acquainted with the classroom and schedules.

  2. Email us to schedule an observation. Observations will begin again November 1st and applications can be submitted after an observation. Enrollment are made in March after our internal re-enrollment process.

  3. At the observation, please be sure to bring your completed Inquiry form.

  4. If, after the observation, you are interested, please submit the items listed below to be considered for enrollment.

We welcome parent-only observations on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:30 am to 10:00 am . This 30-minute observation is designed for you to see the day-to-day workings of our Children's House classroom.  We recommend that parents first observe the school without children.  

Prior to your visit we will send you information about Cedar Tree in addition to a "Children's Inquiry" form.  Please return this form, via email, prior to your visit or bring it with you.  This Inquiry form allows us to understand more about your child, what you are seeking in your preschool experience and will help us address questions at your visit.

Please see the information on how observations work at Cedar Tree Children's House by clicking here.

Please submit the following as part of your application packet. Applications be mailed to: Cedar Tree Montessori, 2114 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225.

  • A copy of a recent progress report.

  • A completed student application which includes a parent questionnaire.

  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee.

Thank you again for taking your time to learn more about us.

After the parent observation, there is the opportunity to have your child visit the classroom after school.  This is a time for them to navigate the space, meet the lead teacher and experience the environment.  This is an excellent time for both you as parents and the teacher to evaluate if Cedar Tree Children's House will meet the needs of your child.