Thinking about school for your child next year? We know there are many options out there, both public and private, but we hope you’ll consider joining Montlake Elementary!
Montlake Elementary is a small, neighborhood school known for our garden and art program as well as Special Education Access and Resource programs. We have a team of wonderful, dedicated, enthusiastic teachers and support staff at Montlake who are the backbone of our school – many of whom have been a part of Montlake for 10+ years (and some for over 20!). Our team and programs include an academic interventionist, full-time art program, instrumental and vocal music programs, PE, “wellness Wednesday” activities (including gardening) and other programs that support students.
We also have robust afterschool options between a thriving Enrichment program and an aftercare program:
- Our Enrichment program, organized by the PTA, offers a wide range of afterschool activities each season (e.g., art, lego, gymnastics, chess, languages, drama) with classes taught by a mix of the fantastic Montlake teachers and external providers.
- Montlake has a great afterschool care program run by Launch that runs from the end of the school day until 6pm. Students are served a healthy snack, enjoy indoor and outdoor free play time, receive homework help, and try a range of fun teacher-led interactive activities that build on student interests!
Our incredible public school is backed by the amazing Montlake community and a fantastic PTA that seeks to support our students and school staff as well as build community. We often aim to involve the community in our school activities.
Montlake Elementary School is currently undergoing a major two-year remodel during which the school community has relocated to the John Marshall building near Greenlake. Students are bussed to and from school each day during the remodel, and the Montlake team has done an amazing job of transplanting the school community feeling to the temporary location and taking advantage of some of its special features. Students are set to be back at the school in Fall 2025.
We would love to see you at one (or both!) of our school tours at our temporary home at the John Marshall School. Tours begin at 8:15am at the John Marshall School, 520 Ravenna Blvd in the Greenlake neighborhood.
- Wednesday, December 13 at 8:15-9:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 16 at 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Please go to the Montlake Visitor and Late Student Entrance (on NE 68th St) in the parking lot and ring the bell. RSVP to Missy Pody, Elementary Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider joining us, and reach out to Montlake PTA at email@example.com if you have any questions! If you can’t attend these tours but are interested in Montlake, please reach out and we’ll do our best to work with you!