Lakeshore Montessori School - Vancouver WA Child Care Center

4803 NE 15TH AVE , Vancouver WA 98663
(360) 573-4103
5 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: We are a year-round Montessori School for children from 1½ – 6 years old. Our curriculum includes kindergarten level instruction. Established in 2006, we are located just minutes from Downtown Vancouver. Each month, we focus on the cultures and ecological systems of different continents. We invite artists and scientists to share with the students, enhancing their connection to the world. We also learn languages that go with each continent. At any given time, we may be learning Spanish, Japanese or Chinese

Additional Information: First Initial License Date: 1/6/2012. Early Achievers Status: Participating in Quality Improvement. Doing Business As LAKESHORE MONTESSORI SCHOOL.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: PL-13020
  • Capacity: 40
  • Age Range: 2 years 6 months - 7 years 0 months
  • Early Achievers Rating: Level 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Issue Date: Jul 04, 2012
  • Current License Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2999
  • District Office: Vancouver/Kelso
  • District Office Phone: 360-903-1446 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Melinda Taylor (

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Rick Dec 01, 2014

My son has been attending Lakeshore for almost two years now and I couldn't be happier with them. They take good care of him while providing a safe place for him to learn and play as well. The staff are very communicative and have a noticed interest in every child that comes through their doors.
We researched a lot of places around Vancouver and haven't found one with a similar combination of education, focus and a learning/playing environment that offers so many things to do and ways to learn. That's not to mention how much trust they've earned by providing feedback and adapting to my son's individual needs.
I would recommend Lakeshore first for anyone looking to get a good start on their child's education or even just looking for childcare in general.

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Travis Dec 01, 2014

I like what I see at the school. It’s only been a short while for our son, but their dedication to a strong, self-productive learning environment is obvious. They seem to give the kids freedom to express themselves, explore and be independent, while still offering structure and discipline. These are very tough things to balance in a bunch of 2-6 year olds, but they do it well.

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Ali J. Dec 01, 2014

We did an extensive search for quality early childhood education programs in Southwest Washington before enrolling in Lakeshore Montessori. We found that Lakeshore Montessori offers everything we were looking for: the Montessori academic tradition, outdoor exploration and play, creative art and music activities, and an early introduction to many other cultures. Our family and children have formed lovely friendships with this community of families who embrace the same values. Both of our daughters were reading at 3 and excelling in mathematics based on Montessori principles taught at the school (and applied at home). The reinforcement of manners, grace, courtesy and other independent life skills our children receive at Lakeshore are an additional bonus.

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Gaylen Dec 01, 2014

We have had one child graduate from Lakeshore's program and another child attending currently. We adore this wonderful little school and could not be happier with the quality of care and dedication from the head mistress Katrina.

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Melissa Nov 25, 2014

Lakeshore Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten is a rare gem - and, in our opinion, the very best early childhood education choice in all of Southwest Washington. We visited every available option and tried two of the elite, more expensive schools in our quest for the best. We found everything we were looking for at Lakeshore - a director with a postgraduate degree in education who combines the esteemed Montessori academic tradition with plenty of outdoor play and creative activities. The classroom is a contented hive of secure, happy, engaged, peaceful children. Our son exploded into reading his first month there and is learning cursive this year, alongside multiplication, soccer, and Swahili! He has developed wonderful friendships and blossomed socially as well as intellectually. We cannot say enough good things about this school.

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