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High School Students Develop Leadership Skills

By Director of Secondary Programs Carter McCoy— You may have seen them outside each week playing games. Maybe it was hopping from one piece of paper to the next. Or trying to lower a tent pole simultaneously. Or even flipping a tarp they are all standing on. While all of these activities are certainly fun, […]

ID Lab

Making things

We hosted a photographer and marketing director from the American Montessori Society on Oct. 5, and when we showed them the Innovation & Design (ID) Lab, they wanted to view our students in action. See more photos in the gallery.

Fort Worden hosts 2018 Middle School Retreat

Middle School students traveled to Fort Worden for their annual back-to-school retreat last week. They wrote in their journals, took part in team-building activities and enjoyed the fort and the beach. See photos→ Photo gallery.

High School retreats to Olympic Peninsula

In the featured photo, high school students study river flow at Nature Bridge during their annual beginning-of-the-school year retreat. They spent three full days at the Olympic Peninsula environmental education center. At Nature Bridge, students develop inquiry-based science skills while hiking nearby peaks, exploring in canoes, investigating tidepools, and analyzing old growth forests.  See a […]

Carter McCoy

Welcome to our new Secondary programs director

Welcome to our new Woodinville Montessori High School Director of Secondary Programs, Carter McCoy. Carter took over the position on July 1, following Sunita Pailoor’s promotion to Head of School. Carter has just arrived from California, where for seven years he was part of the leadership and teaching team that established and grew the Alsion […]

Stained glass polygons

Artwork reflects geometry

These stained glass pieces were the Secondary’s final geometry project of the 2017-2018 school year. Students had to design them using polyhedrons, then calculate the area and that of two of their classmates’ projects. All of the shapes that are used are symmetrical. View more of the pieces in the gallery →.

Graduation 2018

Commencement 2018

Megan (May) Hong and Anisha Chutani graduated from Woodinville Montessori High School on June 16, in a uniquely WMS celebration.  Both grads were pleasantly surprised to be awarded Washington State Honors Awards for ranking in the top 10 percent of the state’s graduating class of 2018, and Anisha received her National Merit Scholar Award. Because […]

Senior thesis

Thesis day for seniors

Our seniors,  Anisha Chutani and May Hong,  have been immersed in the complex topics of voting in the United States and the question of extraterrestrial life, as they researched their senior thesis papers, which they presented on Tuesday. As the high school, some administrators and board members  listened,  Anisha discussed  “Voting: A Cornerstone of Democracy:  The […]

PNW icons

Icons of the Pacific Northwest

The Middle School studied the Pacific Northwest this school year. One of their culminating projects is a 3-D model of an iconic feature, symbol or structure, which they present to the younger students who visit—the original Starbucks store, Space Needle, Safeco Field and Deception Pass Bridge among them. They used the Innovation and Design (ID) […]


See “Perfect” on Thursday, June 7

Who is the most perfect girl of all? On Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., come to Leota Middle School Theatre to see the hard work of our WMS Secondary Drama class as they present “Perfect” by Alan Haehnel. “Mirror girl, mirror girl on the wall, who is the most perfect girl of all?” At 4, […]

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