Hazel Creek Montessori is centrally located on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA. The park-like setting is approximately 10 acres, which provides a physically beautiful environment and abundant space for the students to play and explore. The partially wooded property features nature trails, rolling hills, fenced pastures, manicured lawns, and a children's garden. This storybook setting in itself is an exceptional learning resource.
The original schoolhouse, which is home to our Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms, is a pitched roof storybook preschool. In these classrooms you will find fully equipped Montessori spaces. The supporting outbuildings include an additional western-style schoolhouse (Napper and Toddler classrooms), an indoor swimming pool, a covered equestrian riding facility and a country-style barn with a built-in theatre for the students to utilize.
Our ability to integrate expansive outdoor spaces into the total atmosphere of Hazel Creek sets the school apart from all others. Hazel Creek hires well-qualified teachers with various backgrounds. Our school provides ongoing training to all staff personnel for both the Montessori method and curriculum and what is required at the state level for mandated ongoing Early Childhood Education. Most importantly, staff members are hired on the basis of being the embodiment of a loving and caring personality in order to provide a nurturing and supportive environment during the most important developmental years of a child's life.