Welcome to Woodinville Montessori School!

Helping students learn, grow & become since 1983

We offer an authentic Montessori education for students of all ages—from toddler through high school. Your family will find that our curriculum ignites curiosity and passion in our students, and prepares them to be confident problem solvers within our community and beyond. WMS is proud to be accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools.

Julie Schwarz

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year, and do have limited openings for the current 2020-2021 school year as well. We invite you to join us for a virtual admissions tour to learn more about our school’s history, program information and the admissions process. Please visit our Visit WMS page to learn more.

Our admissions team is working remotely to support your family during this process. We welcome your questions and you may always reach us via email at We monitor email throughout the day and are committed to responding to you as soon as possible and within 24 hours.

I wish you the best in your search for an independent school, and look forward to getting to know your family during this admissions season!


Julie Schwarz
Director of Admissions

Important Dates for the 2021-2022 admissions season

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year open in Ravenna
Sept. 1, 2020

Virtual Open House - all program levels, Bothell & Woodinville campuses
Oct. 24, 2020 from 9:30-11 a.m.

Virtual High School Open House
Nov. 12, 2020 from 5-6 p.m.

Virtual Open House - all program levels, Bothell & Woodinville campuses
Dec. 5, 2020 from 9:30-11 a.m.

Priority application deadline
Jan. 31, 2021 (applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis)

Middle and High School admissions decisions notification via Ravenna
Feb. 19, 2021

Middle and High School family responses due to WMS
Feb. 26, 2021

Toddler and Early Childhood admissions decisions notification via Ravenna
March 1, 2021

Toddler and Early Childhood family responses due to WMS
March 8, 2021

Elementary admissions decisions notification via Ravenna
March 19, 2021

Elementary family responses due to WMS
March 26, 2021

Our commitment to diversity

Awareness of and respect for individual differences are embedded in our Montessori philosophy and curriculum. WMS seeks to acknowledge the uniqueness of each person’s experience and background within the broad spectrum of humanity. We do this by creating a culture of appreciation and mutual respect, acceptance and a commitment to human rights and to free and open inquiry. Our commitment to diversity extends throughout the school community, including students, families, employees, Family Alliance and the Board of Trustees. It is not enough to limit this commitment to curriculum and teaching methods; it must be evident in our culture and in how we conduct all business and social affairs of the school. The admissions, business, communications and development staff intentionally consider the diversity in our community when making plans and decisions.