Primary Program: Ages 3-6 yrs

Kindergarten Students Playing

IMA’s innovative multi-lingual primary program is currently offered in four languages: Chinese, English, Japanese (Eastgate only) and Spanish. Our kindergarten program draws on Montessori classroom models to facilitate growth in a natural learning environment.

Campuses in Washington State

West Bellevue Campus

Bilingual Kindergarten in Bellevue, WA

Address: 2227 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 454-5600

Language Models at our West Bellevue Campus

Lead Teacher instructs in English
Chinese Bilingual Program-Classroom assistant speaks and instructs in Mandarin

Chinese Immersion Program-Lead Teacher & Assistant instruct in Mandarin

Eastgate Campus

Bilingual Kindergarten in Bellevue, WA

Address: 14929 SE Allen Road, Bellevue, WA 98006

Phone: (425) 223- 5798

Language Models at our Eastgate Campus

Lead Teacher instructs in English
Chinese Bilingual Program-Classroom assistant speaks and instructs in Mandarin

Spanish Bilingual Program-Classroom assistant speaks and instructs in Spanish

Chinese Immersion Program-Lead Teacher & Assistant instruct in Mandarin

Japanese Immersion Program-Lead Teacher & Assistant instruct in Japanese

Capitol Hill Campus

Bilingual Kindergarten in Seattle, WA

Address: 1715 E. Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102

Phone: (425) 454-5600

Language Models at our Capitol Hill Campus

Lead Teacher instructs in English

Chinese Bilingual Program-Classroom assistant speaks and instructs in Mandarin

Spanish Bilingual Program-Classroom assistant speaks and instructs in Spanish

Chinese Immersion Program-Lead Teacher & Assistant instruct in Mandarin

Each kindergarten classroom is led by a native speaking (English) Montessori-trained teacher, as well as an assistant who speaks a separate language. This creates an immersive language and cultural environment. The teachers not only utilize the full set of traditional Montessori materials, but add culturally rich supplemental materials to the classroom.

In addition to the authentic Montessori academic sequence, inquiry-based STEM projects teach our young learner the basics scientific method: observation, question, prediction and analysis skills promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Student doing a Montessori Sensory Activity

Primary Tuition

Days Annual 10-Payment
5 Half-Days (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM) $13,750 $1,445
3 days a week (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) $13,750 $1,445
4 days a week (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) $14,750 $1,545
5 days a week (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) $15,750 $1,645

AM & PM Care

Extended Care Monthly Fees

Extended Care charges are billed monthly and are due by the 1st of every month. Extended Care can be added or removed with a 30-day notice. Extended Care will commence on September 1 for the school year if your child is enrolled in care.

Complimentary Before-School care is included for any child who attends the After-School care. Children Attending After-School care are provided an additional snack each day.

Before-School Care (8:00 - 8:45 a.m.)

Monthly Rates Before-School Program (a.m. only)
3 days a week $80/m
4 days a week $100/m
5 days a week $120/m

Before-School care is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

After-School Care (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Monthly Rates          After-School Care                  
3 days a week $280/m
4 days a week $335/m
5 days a week $380/m

After-School Program 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.  **Complimentary Before-School care is included for any child who attends the After-School Program. Children attending After-School care are provided an additional afternoon snack each day. 

Sample Primary Schedule

 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Morning Care 
8:45 AM - Students enter classroom, wash hands and prepare for the day
9:00 AM - Class begins
9:00 - 10:45 AM - Morning snack is available for student selection
11:30 - 12:00 PM - Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 PM - PE/Recess - Transition to afternoon classrooms
12:45 - 2:30 PM - Pre-K and K afternoon Work Cycle & Nap Room and Quiet Works
2:15 - 2:40 PM- Afternoon Snack
2:30 - 2:45 PM - Afternoon Circle & Preparation to go home
3:00 PM - Dismissal
3:00 - 6:00 PM- Childcare