About This School
Please, check our website for information on teaching philosophy and core programs, class size and staffing ratios, tuition, and enrollment.
Extracurricular classes: Japanese, Spanish, dance, visual art, Tumble Bus, and (fall 2012) Zumbatomic.
Licensed by WA Department of Early Learning /
Accredited by Northwest Accreditation Commission
In 2011, Northlake Preschool/ Northlake Academy had 5 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Washington average is 19 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2011)
Northlake Preschool/ Northlake Academy Reviews
Northlake employs staff from Japan, India, Denmark, Columbia, Bulgaria, and the United States.
Northlake Preschool teachers speak Bulgarian, Danish, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Children are native speakers of Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, English, Farsi, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Taiwanese, and Tamil. Many of even our youngest children enroll in school speaking a couple of languages already, neither one English.
Every day is a celebration of diversity at Northlake! We celebrate each child and respect each child's heritage. One father touring the school asked how we "taught" diversity. I said: just look around! We LIVE it. (And we love it!)
Love Northlake Preschool in downtown Kirkland. Teachers are all wonderful, caring and dedicated to making the classes interesting and fun for the kids. Sue, the director, has done a fabulous job of building out the school and adding in fun extras like Tumblebus; dance/movement; performances. It has been a home-away-from-home for my daughter. I couldn't ask for anything better.