The Montessori at Sawyer's Glen
Who we are
Carolyn W. Carroll
Nicole D. Hoffman
Let me introduce ourselves! I am Carolyn and my husband is Ron. We have been married for 55 years and have 8 children! At one time I operated an in-home daycare in our Winterwood home. After about 15 years, I was tired! I tried other things, but I missed working with the children.
One day our oldest daughter asked me for a favor. There was a sign advertizing a Montessori school in her neighborhood and she wanted me to check it out. At that time, I had only heard the name “Montessori.” I had no idea what it was. I called the number and made an appointment to observe a classroom in action.
I visited the school. What I saw made such an impression on me that I immediately made plans to have Montessori training and open my own school. I had never seen anything like it in my life! I wanted my grandchildren to have the opportunity of having a Montessori education, but our young parents with stay at home moms would never be able to afford it. I also wanted to give employment opportunities to the older grandchildren in our family. Several granddaughters have now worked at the school, and our eldest granddaughter is presently going to Montessori school!
Six of our grandchildren and one great grandson have now passed through our Montessori program! We have now been in business for over 10 years and I work with our granddaughter, Nicole.
Many Montessori schools are quite exclusive. They interview you and your child. You are either accepted or not. We consider ourselves an “inclusive” school. ALL children can benefit from and deserve a Montessori education! We invite you to tour our school and see for yourselves what makes a Montessori school different from other pre-schools.
Montessori schools have 8 areas: Practical life, Sensorial, Language, Science, Math, Geography, History and Culture. Children learn their phonetic sounds, numbers, and make maps and flags to learn about their world. Children like to learn about real things and Montessori classrooms use real materials rather than toys.
Again, we invite you to visit our school and see how the children choose and do their work. Maria Montessori taught that freedom of choice and freedom of movement enables the child to grow and develop at their own pace.
31012 228th Ave SE
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Extened care: 7:30 to 8:30 AM, and 3:30 to 4:00 PM