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Nurturing Environment

HPMS Curriculum

The curriculum at HPMS is a Montessori approach to education. Harbour Pointe Montessori School in Mukilteo, WA, is often a child’s first experience with a formal educational setting. It is essential that this experience be positive, nurturing, and allow for the child’s sense of wonder to emerge. Everything in the school is designed with the children’s specific development in mind. The materials are all interrelated to allow variations and progressions for each child’s abilities and developmental needs, thus creating a “developmentally appropriate” curriculum. Our focus is one of following the child. Through carefully prepared activities and classrooms, the children are able to explore and discover.
Montessori School - Mukilteo, WA

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Evolving Curriculum

Our curriculum is constantly evolving as the needs of the children grow and change. The materials are divided into six main areas. Each area has materials that are displayed sequentially. As the children choose and master one piece of material, they are free to move on to the next. Our Montessori approach to learning supports the development of independence, coordination, self-discipline, and increased concentration, while developing the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and culturally. We enjoy a different theme or unit of study each month.

Montessori Curriculum - Mukilteo, WA
Practical Life Skills - Mukilteo, WA

Practical Life

Practical Life exercises instill care for self, for others, and for the environment. Activities include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily routine in their homes, such as preparing food and washing dishes, along with the exercises of grace and courtesy. Through these tasks, the children develop refined motor coordination, increased attention span, and personal independence.

Sensorial Learning - Mukilteo, WA

Sensorial Learning

Sensorial materials serve as tools to stimulate and refine the senses. Children learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring their physical environment. Patterning, grading, and sequencing exercises serve as direct preparation for math
and language.

Language Development - Mukilteo, WA


Language is vital to human interaction. Each child is exposed to many varied activities in preparation for reading. The activities include verbal self-expression, classifying and sequencing, phonetics, sounds and blends, word building and vocabulary, stories, poetry, listening games, and writing.


Mathematic materials help the children learn the concepts of math by manipulating concrete Montessori materials. Once the concrete introduction is internalized, the child moves into abstract reasoning and problem-solving.

Science Classes - Mukilteo, WA


Science, Life Science, Botany and Zoology, Physical Science, Experiments, and Earth Sciences are all presented as extensions of the sensorial and language activities. Our lessons and experiences with nature such as gardening, animal care, forest, and wetlands exploration inspire reverence for all life.

Geography and Cultural Activities - Mukilteo, WA

Geography & Cultural Activities

Geography & Cultural Activities are not only limited to the study of the Earth’s physical geography and the cultures of its diverse peoples but also to the arts, music, and foods. Children learn about people and cultures in other countries with an attitude of respect and admiration. Through familiarity, children come to feel connected to the global human family. As we discuss the customs and holidays of many cultures, we are also teaching peace education, care for the Earth, and care for the Earth’s diverse people.

Enrichment Subjects Include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Sign Language
  • Music Appreciation & Musik Garden
  • Creative Dramatics & Music
  • Art Appreciation & Instruction
  • Brain Games
  • Second Step Violence Prevention
  • Field Trips & Cooking Pro


9850 Harbour Pl
Mukilteo, WA 98275

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