• Cascadia's fourth grade students welcome you to our website

  • Cascadia emphasizes academics

  • Enrichment activities open up the world

  • Our key qualities create great results


Grades:  Cascadia begins at Pre-Kindergarten and continues through Grade 4. Pre-K students must be age four by August 31; Kindergarten students age five by August 31.

Location: 4239 162nd Avenue Northeast, Redmond, Washington (near Microsoft’s main campuses).

Hours:  Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 and 2 class hours are 8:45 AM to 3:20 PM. Grades 3 and 4 class hours are 8:30 AM to 3:20 PM. Students can arrive at 8:00 AM on class days.

Childcare: Provided after school on class days until 6:00 PM (additional charge of $4.00 per hour) and provided on Teacher Days, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (charge varies). There is no summer program at this time.


Our mission is to provide a welcoming, positive, comfortable school where our students gain knowledge and the education to apply it.

At Cascadia, “knowledge” means the facts, rules of use, operations, and information about the subjects of study. The subjects of study include the academics (math, reading, language arts, sciences, and social studies) and enriching areas (foreign language, visual arts, music, performing arts, and physical education).

Providing “the education to apply it” means we emphasize comprehension and understanding, not just memorization. Students develop thinking skills, application abilities, decision-making capability, personal growth and responsibility, and social perspective.


Contact us to schedule a tour and talk with our director, Mrs. Marilyn Franklin, in person. See how each day at Cascadia builds a foundation for the following days, and how each year prepares for the following years at Cascadia — and beyond. Individual appointments allow for discussion of parents’ goals for their child’s education and allows discussions to see if Cascadia is a good match for the family.

Email: mfranklin@cascadiamontessori.com

Phone: 425-881-2885  (best between 4 PM and 6 PM)

Quotes in this website:

Throughout this website are quotes from parents of current and former students.

On the parent comments on Results page, quotes are also included from Cascadia students and from key people in two subsequent schools (Eastside Prep and Forest Ridge).

The quotes are parent comments to Cascadia’s educational program; an example from a parent of a former student follows:

“Dearest Mrs. Franklin

I don’t have words to say how much we’re going to miss the Cascadia community, particularly you and all the wonderful teachers. We as a family have great respect for your teaching philosophy and methods that you use to encourage the children to do their very best. The standard you have set for not only the children and the teachers but also the parents is remarkable.  Thank you for a wonderful, challenging and nurturing environment you have provided for [our daughter] for the past 5 years.  We are truly going to miss being a part of Cascadia on an everyday basis, but look forward to catching up with you often.

Thank you.”

The Name “Cascadia”

“Cascadia” is a term from the geological sciences. It is the name of a hypothetical island off the west coast of North America. The island was to have collected material that rose, by internal forces, to become the west coast mountains. “Cascadia” is an appropriate name for our school. The school is a special setting where resources are collected – in this case to provide for the education of children. The resources are designed and applied to work with the children’s natural, internal forces – to help our students grow and learn, and take their places in the world. Our Cascadia was established in 1977.