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 cannot create observers by saying "observe," but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses”

The Summersun Legacy

Our daughter went to Summersun after we fell in love with the school from our first experience with our son. The benefits of Montessori Philosophy help build self confidence and life skills. We feel fortunate to have been able to have Summersun staff and the Montessori Philosophy help in cultivating our daughters learning.

Debbie Connolly