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  • WMS National Merit Semifinalists 2023

    Woodinville Montessori School is excited to announce that two students in the Class of 2023 (12th grade), Musashi (Tane) Koh and Meera Kohli, are Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    Tane and Meera will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.

    Tane has been enrolled at WMS since 4th grade (Upper Elementary) and Meera since Early Childhood.

    Congratulations to these high school seniors and their families on this academic accomplishment! 

    To learn more about the National Merit Scholarship Program, read the full press release here: https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/images/gid2/editor_documents/23_meritsemi.pdf?gid=2&pgid=61.  

  • Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

    Dear WMS Families,

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We have been working hard over the summer to get our environment ready for students to return to their classrooms. Renovations in both Buildings 1 and 2 are complete and students will see the difference when they come back. Families will also be able to see classrooms either during level orientation or during class picnics. 


    WMS is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and American Montessori Society (AMS). Both these agencies expect schools to be on a path of continuous improvement and to be true to their mission and vision. Every 7 to 8 years the school has to be reaccredited. Step one of the reaccreditation process is to do a self-study. Guided by specific questions in different areas of focus, we reflect on our practices and write a comprehensive answering narrative. Last year, while we were dealing with the various demands of the pandemic, and extensively over the summer, we worked on our self-study. This school year, teams from NWAIS and AMS will visit us for several days in early March 2023. Typically, the visiting team makes recommendations based on our self-study and their observations that we can then use to further improve the school. 


    “Learning to co-exist with COVID-19”- this phrase from the Department of Health (DOH) summarizes their guidance for schools this year. We are following their guidance as we have done since the start of the pandemic. All the details are in the COVID-19 guidance for families document.  Testing symptomatic students and adults is our best strategy to minimize spread. We are relying on you to work with us to mitigate risks of outbreaks.


    After years of restrictions on gatherings, building and strengthening our community is a major focus for this year. This is an area identified by the Board of Trustees and by the school administration as a strategic goal. You can read the Strategic Plan on our website. We plan to have in-person events and gatherings and we hope to open our doors soon to volunteers. Coffee with Sunita will happen in-person as well. Details on times and locations to follow. 
    Thank you for choosing our school to educate your children. We are looking forward to watching students learn and grow at the school.

     

    Best,

    Sunita Pailoor
    Head of School

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