School Programs in Seattle, WA

Building Community With Families

The Cottage Schools at Gatewood Elementary in Seattle, WA, is a well-respected program that was established in 1983 and has been locally owned since 1991. Our philosophy of education is based on nurturing the whole child. We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages children to take a hands-on approach to exploring their environment. We have space for public school students before and after school, accepting students from 5 to 12 years old.

Programs for Before & After School

We’re excited to offer our child care program to the Seattle community. We’re committed to meeting your specific child care needs. The Cottage School believes that it takes an entire community to educate and care for our children, hence our slogan, “building community with families.” 

A Lifelong Passion for Learning

We provide an educational environment that incorporates the multiple intelligences, creative curriculum, and early achievers to instill a lifelong passion for learning. In partnership with Gatewood Elementary School, we strive to build confident and positive relationships with others. We believe that the community as a whole can learn and thrive together. 

Kids playing with blocks on table

Our Philosophy

The main focus of The Cottage School is promoting strong communication between children, adults, staff, parents, the school, and the community. A theme-based approach is integrated throughout our environment to support our philosophy that children learn best through their own creative play. Our knowledge of child development is integrated into our educational activities, and children can develop social, emotional, and academic skills in this setting. Children gain a vision of their community through art, music, stories, language, science, math, and field trips.

Contact The Cottage School

We provide a balance between teacher-initiated and child-directed activities, providing an opportunity for children to develop at their own pace. Our curriculum emphasizes literacy and incorporates the multiple intelligences, creative curriculum, and early achievers. Contact The Cottage School today for details on enrolling your child.

(206) 938-5435