Thank you for helping us celebrate and support Our Island Youth to grow concentration, calm, independence, kindness and resiliency together!
Welcome to Klahanie School
Montessori Early Education & Mentorship
Peace Empathy Antibias Programming Foundations
Klahanie School is proudly a WA 501c3 WA nonprofit and though we are funded through programming fees, we rely on generous annual contributions from donors like you to serve the community and remain accessible. Thank you for helping create equitable, high quality Montessori schooling for children and families. You are our shining lights!
BLACK LIVES MATTER. LGBTQ LIVES MATTER. INDIGENOUS LIVES MATTER. IMMIGRANT LIVES MATTER. LIVING WITH DISABILITY LIVES MATTER. ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS LIVES MATTER. LIVING IN HOMELESSNESS LIVES MATTER. HISPANIC AND LATINX LIVES MATTER.
We acknowledge and recognize that we are on the ancestral lands and traditional home of the sx̌ʷəbabš Coast Salish Native People, the first people of Vashon Island. This land was their home for millennia before Euro-American voyagers and settlers came and they were forcibly removed from these lands and relocated onto neighboring Reservations, including Puyallup, Nisqually, Squaxin Island, and Muckleshoot. Vashon Island is their traditional home and their historical relationship with the land continues today. We honor the island itself and the sx̌ʷəbabš people past and present.
Klahanie School stands in solidarity with the movement for racial and gender justice and equity. We are committed more than ever towards working diligently on a future for our children, our youth, and where all people are treated with respect. We continue to learn, grow and make more conscious, respectful and listening practices for today and everyday moving forward together on our shared ground, Earth.
For parents, please consider links below to begin discussions about race, gender, privilege and equity to support the work we are committed to daily practice through learning, growing and providing in our community. Klahanie School admits students of any race. Klahanie School does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic origin or financial abilities.
We look forward to continuing our sustainable commitment to Antibias Montessori Early Education programming for early learner peace practitioners and families.
Check out our website http://www.klahanieschool.org for programming details and enrollment process. Find us on YouTube/ Klahanie School.
Safe and joyful Autumn to all!
What If All the Kids Are White?: Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families by Louise Derman-Sparks and Patricia G. Ramsey
Why I Talk About Race When I Read with My Toddler http://racecounscious.org
How To Talk to Kids about Race and Racism http://parenttoolkit.com
100 Race Conscious Things You Can Say To Your Child http://raceconscious.org
For a comprehensive look at the Antibias foundations, please refer to the following sites https://www.teachingforchange.org/ and https://www.teachingforchange.org/anti-bias-education
Klahanie School is a For Science School. Our school is a Mask-School for Students, Teachers and Visitors/Families.
Please refer to our Forms pages for Enrollment Forms and COVID-19. Thank for your help maintaining health in our global communities.
Thank you for considering supporting our commitment to accessible, high quality Early Education Montessori Peace founded school programming.
Thank you Donors for creating that financial assistance available for families impacted these pandemic school year.s You are Shining Lights, please check out our Financial Assistance page for more details about our donors and how you can continue to help sustain school support to our island community.
Klahanie School PO Box 2426 Vashon Island, WA. 98070