Montessori Children’s House (MCH) recently earned Pillar 3 status as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Redmond school also took home the coveted 425 Best Preschool award. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – They say the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree and in this case, it might really be true. Craig Baker, owner of Bake’s Place in Bellevue, and daughter Jennifer Wheelhouse, owner of Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in Redmond, both found themselves (and their businesses) on the 2017 ‘Best Of’ list by 425 Magazine, released April 24, 2017. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – There was much to celebrate at Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in April. Not only did the school earn Pillar 3 status as determined by the US Department of Education, the school also took home the coveted 425 Best Preschool award. MORE...
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How do you get 7-year-olds excited about ancient history? Is it possible to teach life skills in classic literature? How can a teacher make old lessons feel new again? At our school, the answer to all three questions was turning an eighth-century masterpiece into a surprising student musical. MORE...
Press Release: Redmond School Aids Seattle Homeless in Second Annual ‘Basic Needs’ Drive
REDMOND, WA – Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in Redmond, brought Christmas magic to a Seattle homeless shelter on this week.
For the second year in a row, MCH conducted a community-wide ‘basic needs’ drive gathering daily toiletry items, hats and gloves, and other every day items to Mary’s Place (marysplaceseattle.org), a Seattle homeless shelter serving women and children. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – A Redmond school has kicked off an innovative learning program for infants from birth to 18 months old. Discover Me, a Parent and Child program offered at Montessori Children’s House (MCH, mchkids.com), is the only Montessori-based “mommy & me” program offered in the Redmond/Sammamish area. MORE...
Press Release: Redmond School Gets International Attention: Local Principal Heading to China to Speak at National Educational Convention
REDMOND, WA – A local education advocate is heading to China this week to speak on the entrepreneurial aspects of a Montessori education. Jennifer Wheelhouse, Head of School at Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in Redmond, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Montessori sponsored by the Chinese Montessori Society (CMS; montessori-china.org). MORE...
Press Release: Redmond School’s Garden Wins Dept. of Education’s “Green” Award and Boasts “Hero” Status
REDMOND, WA – It has been a banner year at Montessori Children’s House (MCH), the only American Montessori Society (AMS) accredited school in Sammamish and Redmond. MCH has been named a Washington State Green School Leader by the US Department of Education for excellence in Pillar 2: Improving the health and wellness of the school, students and staff. Additionally, MCH’s Garden Specialist, Katherine Stewart, has been named a King County Earth Hero award winner. MORE...
REDMOND, WA – Montessori Children’s House (MCH) is the recipient of a generous grant from the Whole Foods Foundation. The grant is a formal recognition of the school’s expansive, centrally located garden.
MCH’s gardening program was started nearly 20 years ago. But when current Head of School, Jennifer Wheelhouse took over the helm in 2003, the focus on gardening and farming became the school’s passion – and is what sets it apart from other local, private schools. MORE....
The prospective parent looked at Jennifer Wheelhouse of Montessori Children’s House in Redmond with concern. “Is that safe?” she asked, and gestured to the new elementary playground. It was a beautiful day: sunny just a hint of a breeze. “I turned to look at the reality of my vision and smiled,” Wheelhouse recalled. Here are her thoughts about parenting today, and learning to let go (at least a little bit).
Since the 1990s schools have removed swing sets from school playground. There were accidents; I remember them myself, but not an epidemic. As a result, straight slides were removed, they picked up too much speed, and spiral slides became common. Metal, that got too hot in the summer sun, was replaced by heat-reflecting plastic and the term “helicopter parent” was introduced into our vocabulary. MORE ...
Montessori Children's House
5003 218th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Founded in 1987