Welcome to FishHawk Montessori

We are a small home-based Montessori preschool in the heart of Mercer Island, WA. Our nationally certified Montessori preschool provides a loving, stimulating and creative environment for the children of Mercer Island. We encourage children to be confident in who they are and who they are becoming.

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What is Montessori?

Montessori schools see children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child.

The teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle. The classroom is  prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop herself, interacting with the teacher for guidance.

Why Choose Montessori?

Author and parent of 3 children, Trevor Eissler explains in this short video, the benefits of a Montessori education from a parent’s perspective.