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 Samaras ASamaras BSprouts ASprouts BSeedlings**
Monthly Tuition$160$160$345$230$210
Max Class Size101015158
Age*112 to 42 to 43 to 4
Class Times4:15-5:304:15-5:309:30-12:009:30-12:0012:00-1:30

Important notes about our 2019-2020 classes:

  • Class Schedule. Classes run from Sept 2019-June 2020. We broadly follow the Seattle Public School calendar.
  • Seattle’s Progressive Preschool is not a drop-off program. Caregivers are actively involved as assistant teachers in the classroom.
  • *Minimum age as of 9/1/19. Age exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We kindly ask that you register based on your child’s date of birth, and the age exception will be dependent on teacher observation once classes begin.
  • **Seedlings is an extension class. To register for Seedlings, students must also be registered in Sprouts A (M/W/F)
  • Children may be registered in more than one section of a class. For example, a child may be in both Sprouts A and B (5 days a week) or Samaras A and B (4 days a week).
  • Families enrolling additional children receive a 10% discount for each child on tuition in the same priced or lower priced class.
  • Generous full and partial financial aid packages are available. Please see our Financial Aid page for details.

Class Descriptions


With a combination of structured teacher led circle time, interactive activities, and free play, Samaras is a great introduction to a classroom setting. In a stimulating, child-centered environment, children learn to negotiate interactions with peers, have the opportunity to enjoy messy projects, as well as spend time outside on a playground and in a community garden. Caregivers attend each class and are provided instruction and support around emotion coaching as well as childhood development. Enrollment can be for either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, or both sections.


IMG_5822Sprouts is a multi-age classroom for children 2 to 4 years old. The Sprouts curriculum is focused on anti-bias learning though friendship: getting to know our classmates, teacher & parents, neighborhood, and community. Students are also introduced to the school’s natural environment through outdoor play and activities, as well as the inclusion of organic elements and sensory materials in the classroom. Developmentally, this is a year of exponential growth for children when we focus on encouragement, exploration of the child’s world and building confidence. For 2019/2020, we will have a professional assistant teacher supporting our main classroom teacher.


Seedlings is an extension class for students aged 3 to 4 years old. Seedlings, using the anti-bias foundation gained in Sprouts, apply more of the concepts of anti-bias and environmentalism to their activities, which include litter hunts, vegetable gardening, and service activities (as determined by each year’s families). As anti-bias learning begins to flower into empathy, Seedlings gain a rewarding understanding of the service-themed curriculum. Seedlings also have a stronger emphasis on kindergarten readiness.

Seattle's Progressive Preschool