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Welcome to Klahanie School

Montessori Early Education & Mentorship
Anti-Bias & Empathy Programming Foundations

Klahanie School is proudly WA 501c3 WA nonprofit and though we are funded through programming fees, we rely on generous contributions from donors like you to serve the community and remain accessible to those who need us the most. Thank you for helping families and maintain equitably, civic responsible Teacher salary. Thank you!

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.

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.

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.

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 Klahanie School works from, please refer the fantastic following sites https://www.teachingforchange.org/ and https://www.teachingforchange.org/anti-bias-education

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COVID-19 UPDATES:

Klahanie School is a For Science School. Our school is a Mask-School for Students, Teachers and Visitors/Families: Teachers will wear masks or face shields. Children will wear masks when in small groups of two-three (with WA CDC COVID-19 protocols in spacing, cleaning, hand washing), Circle, transitions, drop-off and pick-up times.

We as a team and board made a decision to serve the needs of the families in our community as best we can by maintaining school open and lock-in our programming as an Essential Workers support space under Childcare.  We have decided move forward with September 2020 start time and will not be following the district on phasing based on:

  • Our size 
  • Prepared, hospital level cleaning and facilities protocols based off OSPI and CDC guidelines, can run our school inside spaces with adequate air flow ventilation and class air-purifiers, split class size with the same groups all year as well as 95% of our schooling is outside and in masks.
  • We wear and require masks on premises.
  • A commitment to serving Montessori Peace and Antibias educational space for youth in our community and families needing support safely during COVID-19.  

We will start in September.  We will move forward with school and plan for split classes, outside with minimal inside time, and Montessori lessons will continue to be adapted to fit our needs and maintained. Klahanie School 2020-21 calendar will be posted Friday July 24th.

Please refer to our Forms pages with all updated COVID-19 Klahanie School protocols and adjustments. 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-Antibias founded school programming for all that seek and need help. Klahanie School Teaching Team and Board seek to always offer equitable, teacher salary for highly qualified staff. Your sponsorship of a child/family, one time donation and/or helping us celebrate our Maury-Vashon Island Klahanie School community with purchase of ticket(s) to our annual Fundraiser helps families.

This 2020 summer we accomplished our first ever Livestream Fundraiser Auction with great success and helped created five scholarships for our 2020-21 school community! Thank you Donors for creating that financial assistance available for families impacted this school year. You are Shining Lights, please check out our Financial Assistance page for more details about our donors and how you can help sustain our school extension of support to our island community. Thank you for helping us continue supporting community and connection creation.

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