Founder Linda Cole-Weaver opens Montessori Children’s House in Bellevue with six students, ages 3-6.
MCH moves to Redmond, WA in search of a more rural, home-like atmosphere. The school operates in the lower level of Linda Cole-Weaver's home.
MCH moves to its current location on a 1.5 acre turn-of-the-century farmstead. The school opens with one Early Childhood classroom of three to six year olds, offering before and after school care to meet the needs of working families.
MCH opens a second classroom serving infants and toddlers.
MCH opens a third classroom, for three to six year olds.
The Toddler Program closes and its space is converted into a dedicated before and after care space.
MCH starts the school year with two Early Childhood classrooms.
MCH breaks ground on a second building designed to house two new Early Childhood classrooms, offices and a large Multi-Purpose Room destined to become the elementary classroom in future years.
Building B opens first and second Early Childhood classrooms.
Jennifer McConnell starts at MCH as an Administrative Assistant
MCH inaugurates its Elementary Program, with a first third grade class of three students. Simultaneously, the current Infant/Toddler Program launches. The first infant/toddler classroom was opened at La Casa, now known as Lily Pad which was Linda Cole-Weaver's home. The second classroom was opened in January of 2005.
MCH opens a fifth Early Childhood classroom which sparks a redesign of the Elementary classroom and the administrative offices are moved.
MCH purchases the property next to the main campus adding 3.5 acres to the existing 1.5 acre campus. This expansion introduces a wide variety of gardening spaces, wetlands, forest and farm structures.
MCH opens a third Toddler classroom on the new property, opening a new classroom called La Escuela.
Founder Linda Cole-Weaver retires from day-to-day operations and hands leadership to her daughter, Jennifer McConnell.
MCH extends its Elementary Program by opening a fourth through sixth grade classroom.
MCH breaks ground on new 7,000 square foot facility at La Escuela to house expanding Elementary classrooms, an expanding Infant/Toddler Program and additional faculty/office space.
Construction on the new building ends and MCH Elementary and Infant/Toddler classes move in.
The elementary playground, featuring natural materials such as a recycled water pipe and repurposed wood, open for use.
MCH wins a coveted gardening grant from The Whole Kids Foundation created by Whole Foods.
Head of School, Jennifer McConnell, is the keynote speaker at the International Chinese Montessori Foundation Convention in China.
MCH is named BEST PRESCHOOL by 425 Magazine.
Jennifer McConnell is named a finalist in the 2017 King County Executive's Small Business Awards, Best Woman-Owned Business.
The MCH Pollinator Garden opens directly outside the Elementary building. Funded in partnership with the MCHPA and designed to attract bees and butterflies, the Pollinator Garden serves as an outdoor classroom, playground and garden space.
MCH wins BEST PRESCHOOL by 425 Magazine for the second year in a row -- along with another honor: Best Childcare.
MCH announces another expansion with an MCH Middle School set to launch in 2019.
With partner funding by the MCHPA, the new Infant/Toddler Playground opens, encouraging imaginative play and cognitive development.
MCH creates a large, free-range animal environment for the MCH goats and ducks.
MCH Middle School opens.
MCH changes classroom names to Native Plants found around campus.
MCH updates the Elementary Playground.
Angela Spayde steps into the Head of School role, while Jennifer McConnell shifts to the Head of Strategic Planning.
Playground Updates- 2022/2023
We’ve recently updated our playgrounds, creating new opportunities for students to engage in a stimulating environment where they can take risks, learn, and grow. The elementary playground has new play structures crafted out of natural materials, including wood from our very own wetlands! Additionally, the early childhood playground has a new sandbox and more space to run and engage in popular games like soccer and tag.
Infant/Toddler Playground - 2018
A new and improved play area opened in June 2018. Mirroring the natural materials found in MCH’s Elementary playground, our new Infant playground uses natural and recycled elements designed to improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills. With musical instruments and gardening opportunities, the new Infant playground is where imaginative play comes to life.
Farm Animal Habitats - 2018
Pollinator garden - 2017
Elementary playground - 2015
mch garden - 2015
elementary and infant building - 2014