Summersun Montessori

“Education is not something which the teacher does, but it is a natural process that develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but by virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment.”

-Maria Montessori

Montessori Students


Welcome to Summersun Montessori located in Mount Vernon WA

Summersun Montessori School is a non-profit, private school for children ages two to six years old, harnessing the power of the Montessori Method that was founded in the 1800's by Dr. Maria Montessori. The philosophical foundation of the Montessori approach is based on the premise that education should be an aide to life. In order to develop their physical, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, children must have freedom - a freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline.

Summersun offers a pre-primary program for children ages 2-3, and a primary class that combines preschool students and kindergarten. The pre-primary program is built on the belief that learning should begin before a formal preschool, so pre-primary students work to build a foundation for their future education. The primary class focuses on practical life exercises, in addition to the traditional academic lessons of math, language, geography, art and science. Montessori students have a broad horizon of experiences during their time at Summersun, from learning to read and write to studying the development of butterflies grown in their classroom.

Summersun also offers a child care program in the summer months, offering educational experiences outside of the academic year. The summer program is geared toward students ages 2-6 years old and mixes learning opportunities with exciting summer adventures.

We are located in Mount Vernon WA which is part of Skagit County. Learn More

Families have the option to enroll for the timeframe that works best for the child and the family.

  • Part Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Extended Day: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Full Time: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Maria Montessori“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.”

The Summersun Legacy

My son Matthew started at Summersun when he was 21 months old. Matthew and I immediately felt the support of the Summersun family as he was nurtured, cared-for, and loved by the staff and the other children at Summersun. He started as a toddler with limited speech and a strong attachment to mom, and he is now an independent four-year old with a passion for math, reading, and art. He has developed wonderful friendships, strong bonds with his teachers, a love for learning, and a significant sense of self.

Roxi Finney