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Good Samaritan Preschool is a fun, hands-on, academic learning environment for children ages 30 months to five years of age. We offer multiple opportunities of rich academics and hands-on “intentional” play activities working with verbal, kinesthetic and visual learning cues to reach every child throughout the day. We are a developmentally appropriate, child-centered school run by a caring and highly experienced team of teachers. We specialize in small class sizes (ratios 1:6) providing children with both individual and group learning exploration and curriculum. We’re part of the outreach and ministry of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. The school is accredited through the National Associate of Episcopal Schools and licensed by the State of Washington, DCYF. Good Samaritan Preschool is also a proud participant in the Washington State Early Achievers Program.

Here, children have opportunities to explore, experiment, discover and create in an environment that is conducive to learning. We’ve developed a curriculum that enhances a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth in a fun and nurturing environment. Each unit is based on themes that are meaningful to preschool children. Each day, the children experience stories, art, science, math, music, and various activities relating to these themes. In addition to planned activities, the environment allows the children to interact with a variety of learning centers.

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OUR SCHOOL

Our Mission
Our Mission
At Good Samaritan Preschool, we strive to provide an enriched program that emphasizes the development of each child’s potential within a caring, inclusive environment. Our Preschool program, by virtue of curriculum, faculty and faith, is committed to each child’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral and spiritual growth.
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Our Curriculum
Our Curriculum
Mathematics
Science
Literacy & Language Arts
Physical Education
Spiritual Formation
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What Parents Say
What Parents Say
“I’m impressed by the quality of the teachers, program and atmosphere. The children enthusiastically participate in their learning experience in the nurturing environment. After 30 years in educational management, I applaud an organization that serves children and parents with respect, caring and high professional standards.” – Edith Harman
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1757 244th Ave. NE
Sammamish, WA 98074

Directions

From Redmond or Fall City: The church is located about one mile south of Highway 202 East (Redmond-Fall City Road) in the city of Sammamish. Head south on 244th Avenue NE, the church is on the right.

From 228th Avenue NE in Sammamish: Head east on NE 8th Street towards Inglewood Junior High. Turn left onto 244th Avenue NE. The church is approximately1/2mile ahead on your left.

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Hours of Operation

7:30AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Daily Schedule

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM         Before School Care
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM         Preschool Day
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM         Extended Preschool Day
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM         After School Care

Good Samaritan Preschool offers programs for children 30 months to 6 year of age. Our flexible schedule allows you to enroll your child for the days and hours that work best for your family.

9:00am – 1:00pm
30 months to 6 years
Number of Days Rate
2 $325
3 $375
4 $495
5 $595
9:00am – 3:00pm
3 years to 6 years
Number of Days Rate
2 $465
3 $615
4 $750
5 $890
Before School Care 7:30-9:00am
OR
After School Care 3:00-4:30pm
Number of Days Rate
2 $65
3 $97
4 $130
5 $160
 

A non-refundable registration fee of $150 for the first child and $50 for each additional child plus June tuition is due at time of registration.

Discounts:
 – Families enrolling multiple students receive a 10% sibling discount for each child enrolled after the first child.
 – Families in good standing with Good Samaritan Episcopal Church will receive a 10% discount.
A 30 day notice is required when withdrawing a student.

Enrollment Forms

Please click on the link below for enrollment forms. You can print and drop completed forms off at the school office during normal business hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

OR

Mail directly to:
Good Samaritan Preschool
1757 244th Ave NE
Sammamish, WA 98075

Download enrollment packet here.

Daily Routine

What a day at Good Samaritan Preschool might look like for your child.

7:30 – 9:00 Before School Care
9:00 – 9:15 Open Doors/Table Activities
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Circle
9:30 – 10:20 Free Choice/Centers
10:20 – 10:30 Restroom/Hand washing
10:30 – 10:50 Snack
10:55 – 11:25 Outside Play/Large Motor Activities
11:30 – 12:00 Small Motor Activities
12:00 -12:30 Lunch
12:35 – 1:00 Circle/Story Time/Large Group Activities
1:00 Half Day Students leave
1:00 – 2:00 Centers/Free Art
2:00 – 2:45 Outside Play/Large Motor Activities
2:50 – 3:00 Closing Circle
3:00 – 4:30 After School Care

Typical Themes Throughout the Good Samaritan School Year

September All About Me
My Family
Apples
October Community Helpers
Bats & Spiders
Pumpkins
November Farm & Harvest
Leaves
December Holidays Around the World
Transportation
January Winter
Snow & Ice
Arctic
February Love & Valentines
Post Office
March Authors & Illustrators
St. Patrick’s Day
April Weather
Easter
May Bees, Bugs & Birds
Mother’s Day Celebration
June Fun in the sun
Father’s Day

NAES: National Association of Episcopal Schools

The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) is an independent, voluntary membership organization that supports, serves, and advocates for the vital work and ministry of 1,200 Episcopal schools, early childhood education programs, and school establishment efforts throughout the Episcopal Church. Chartered in 1965, with historic roots dating to the 1930s, NAES is the only pre-collegiate educational association that is both national in scope and Episcopal in character. NAES advances Episcopal education and strengthens Episcopal schools through essential services, resources, conferences, and networking opportunities on Episcopal school identity, leadership, and governance, and on the spiritual and professional development of school leaders. By serving those who serve Episcopal schools, we seek to foster excellence through association.

Mission & Purpose

Our Mission & Philosophy
The mission of NAES is to serve those who serve Episcopal schools. Within the Christian tradition of inclusion and open inquiry, NAES:

  • Affirms the spiritual dimension of learning that values both faith and reason.
  • Creates and nurtures an extended community of leaders in order to foster partnerships, unity, mutual support and professional growth.
  • Promotes personal formation through moral, spiritual, intellectual, creative, physical and social development.
  • Assists Episcopal schools in creating supportive communities through worship, learning, pastoral care and service.
  • Recognizes, appreciates and supports the diversity within and among Episcopal schools.
  • Helps schools explore, discover and articulate their visions and ministries as Episcopal schools.

What We Do

Consonant with our mission and philosophy, we advance Episcopal education, strengthen Episcopal schools, and foster “excellence through association” by providing essential services, resources, conferences, and networking opportunities on

  • Episcopal School Identity as expressed through school worship; religious studies and formation; service and service-learning; equity and justice; and school life and culture.
  • Leadership and Governance matters pertaining to church-school relations and governance; leadership transition; school ministry recruitment, training, and deployment; and school establishment, expansion, and planning.
  • Spiritual and Professional Development of heads of school, chaplains and teachers of religion, rectors, trustees and vestries, administrators, and teachers.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about NAES and Episcopal schools. http://www.episcopalschools.org/about-naes

Olympia Episcopal Diocese

We are over 31,000 people in more than 100 churches. We are building strong communities of faith. We are striving to be good stewards of all our resources: our time, our talents, our treasures and our Earth. We are deepening our relationships with people under 35, and with others: in the Holy Land, Latin America and all around the world.

Follow this link to learn more:  http://www.ecww.org/

OUR CURRICULUM

Our highly trained staff offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is engaging and fun while promoting growth in all areas of development; social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual. Daily activities are designed to invoke curiosity, encourage participation, challenge critical thinking, and instill a joy of learning. Curriculums included during the day are:

Literacy & Language Arts:
Zoo-phonics® is a Multisensory Language Arts Program that is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts, including vocabulary development and articulation. It teaches the alphabet, phonemic awareness, rhyming, and pre-sound blending in a playful and concrete manner.

Get Set For School® -Handwriting Without Tears is a handwriting program that uses music, movement and multisensory manipulatives to teach all the core readiness skills including crayon grip, letter and number recognition, number and capital letter formation and body awareness. (PreK only)

Math:
Our math curriculum helps children acquire critical early math skills by using developmentally appropriate activities, manipulatives, and rhymes to teach counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem solving and Pre-K geometry skills. Children also develop oral language skills that help them learn about and express math concepts.

Science:
Science and discovery is integrated into the daily curriculum with age appropriate materials that promote exploration and experimentation through visual, verbal and kinesthetic modes.

Outdoor Education is designed as a continuation of the classroom. Studies have shown that “green space” helps to stimulate the brain in a positive manner, preparing children to learn in ways academics and indoor learning do not.

Spiritual Formation:
Good Samaritan Preschool is an outreach of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church is one of the most open churches of the Christian Faith. We respect the dignity of every person modeling high standards of behavior and mutual respect for one another. We hope to instill values such as love, kindness, honesty and responsibility in your child as part of their learning experiences. “Chapel” will be held at least once a month with bible stories and music that reflect the values and morals we hope to teach our students.

ABOUT US

You will find Good Samaritan Preschool nestled on five acres atop the Sammamish Plateau, just off the beaten path. In addition to our beautiful surroundings, our classrooms are spacious, bright and located off a large common area that is used for gross motor activities when the weather is not cooperating.

  • Safe, Warm, and caring, learning environment serving children 30 months to 6 years of age.
  • Developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculums.
  • Small class sizes which provide the opportunity for individual learning as well as small group interaction and activities.
  • Children have opportunities to explore, experiment, discover and create in an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Curriculum that enhances a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth in a fun and nurturing environment.
  • The curriculum units are based on monthly themes that are meaningful to preschool children. Each day children experience stories, arts, science, math, music, and various activities relating to these themes. In addition to planned activities, the environment allows the children to interact with a variety of “learning centers.”

MISSION

Mission Statement

“Good Samaritan School shall provide an enriched program that emphasizes the development of each child’s potential within a caring, inclusive environment. Our Preschool program, by virtue of curriculum, faculty and faith, is committed to each child’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral and spiritual growth.”

Values

By the virtue of faith, curriculum and faculty, Good Samaritan School is committed to each child’s spiritual, moral, physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth. We are committed to modeling high standards of behavior and mutual respect for one another, our students and their families. We hope to instill these values in your child as part of their learning experience.

TESTIMONIALS

“We brought our middle child to Good Samaritan Preschool when he was 4 years old after attending another pre-school on the plateau. It was a very positive move for our child and we wish we would have made the switch sooner! He never wanted to go to his former pre-school, perhaps the class size was too large or the attention wasn’t there. He would cry and fight every morning. In January of that school year we made the switch to Good Samaritan and he LOVED it!! Not once did he ever complain about going in the year and a half he spent there. We were thrilled!! The warmth and quality of this school far outweighs that of any other preschool my children have attended or those that I have toured on the plateau. It is a perfect fight for our family and I would recommend them without any hesitation. Our youngest started in the 3’s classroom this fall and he LOVES it too! I could not ask for a more loving, nurturing and overall perfect environment for our children’s early learning education. Best preschool on the plateau!!!”

Juleigh

“Our children love Good Samaritan Preschool! The staff provide a very fun, loving, and safe environment where each child is made to feel special. We have seen our sons develop into two bright, confident, and social little boys who love going to school every morning and seeing their teachers and friends. Thank you for making their first school experience so wonderful!”

Ashley B

“My daughter and I love Good Samaritan school so much because that everyone is so nice here. The head teacher, assistant teacher, and administrative staffs love my kid so much just like how much I do. My daughter brings projects almost every day. The head teacher sends her creative lesson plans to parents every week. I feel so thankful for finding such a great school for my little one. Well, it is hard to mention all of the great things about this school. I recommend this wonderful school to everyone who wants to find a warm learning place for his or her precious little ones. Thank you so much for everything!”

Kelly

“This preschool has a great history of excellence in children’s education.”

Steve Angelo

“I have been so positively impressed by the high quality of the teachers, program and overall atmosphere at the creative kids preschool. The children enthusiastically participate in their learning experience in that nurturing environment. After 30 years in educational management and parent education, I applaud an organization that serves both the children and the parents with respect, caring and high professional standards.”

Edith Harman

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