Welcome to Magic Lantern!

Since 2001, Magic Lantern Montessori has offered south Seattle a rich, diverse preschool curriculum that teaches children about their world and helps them learn the skills for being part of a harmonious community. Our dedicated teachers and staff help foster independence, curiosity, a strong sense of community, and respect for self, others, and the environment, along with a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning. We value fun, exploration, intellectual curiosity, cooperation, creativity, and kindness.

Located in the diverse and dynamic Rainier Valley, Magic Lantern Montessori provides an intimate environment that nurtures children, parents, staff, and our community.

Events and Activities

October 9th
Teacher In-service Day School Closed

October 28th 6:30-8:00pm
Montessori Night

November 17th , 18th and 19th
Parent Teacher Conferences

November 26th and 27th
Thanksgiving Holiday

December 11th 6:00-7:30pm
Magic Lantern Holiday Party

December 21st-January 1st
Winter Break

January 9th 10:00-12:30
Open House

March 1st
Application Deadline for 2016-167 School year

April 1st
Acceptance or Waitlist letters mailed for 2016-2017 School year

November 18th ,19th ,20th
Full Day Parent Teacher Conferences

December 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Half Day Parent Teacher Conferences

December 12th
MLM Holiday Party at Lakewood Community Center

December 22nd-January 2nd
Winter Break

January 10th 10:00am-12:30pm
Open House

March 1st
Application Deadline for 2015-16 School year

April 1st
Acceptance or Waitlist letters mailed for 2015-16 School year

July 18, 2014
Graduation Day

July 26, 2014, 10:30-noon
End-of-Year Potluck (see FB page or contact us for details)

August 1, 2014
Final day of 2013-2014 school year

September 3, 2014
First day of 2014-2015 school year

June 18, 2014
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Parent Meeting

La Noche Magica: Celebration & Fundraiser
May 17, 2014 7:00 – 10:00pm
Epiphany School: 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Magic Lantern parents, staff, and friends are invited to an evening of dancing to live Latin music by Si Limon, drinks, and Latin-inspired dinner catered by Chico Madrid (the new restaurant of Marination Station)—as well as drawings for fabulous raffle prizes!

March 12, 2014
Parent Meeting

January 22, 2014
Parent Meeting

January 11, 2014
Open House for Prospective Families
December 13, 2013
Holiday Party

June 1, 2013
MLM Auction

May 29, 2013
Field trip to Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall

May 21, 2013
Photo day! Siblings are welcome to sit for a portrait together.

May 2013
The new half-day classes start!

April 22 – 26, 2013
Spirit Week
Lots of fun with pajama day, crazy hair day, hat day, mismatch day, and favorite color day

Support Us!

We need your help

Magic Lantern Montessori Preschool is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no public funding of any kind. Fundraising is vital to the ongoing success of Magic Lantern. It enables us to sustain and support the values of our school, and helps us provide a creative and nurturing learning environment in which our children discover their fullest potential. Our fundraising efforts make it possible to purchase new supplies and equipment, offer special programs, create a savings account for "the unexpected," and offset tuition increases. Many years of fundraising enabled us to remodel our classrooms and add a new bathroom in August 2012. Wow! Your support is crucial to the ongoing success of Magic Lantern. Our ongoing fundraisers include:

Shop with Us

An easy way to help

 Every time you shop at Amazon.com, be sure to enter through our SchoolRewards link—simply click the image below or type www.magiclanternpreschool.org/amazon.html into your browser. Each month, Amazon will pay Magic Lantern a percentage of all purchases made by shoppers who reached Amazon in that way! Learn more about this fundraiser.


Make a Donation

Every little bit counts!



As a non-profit organization that receives no public funding of any kind, gifts to Magic Lantern are tax-deductible.


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Use one of Magic Lantern’s scrip cards at any PCC location and every time you recharge your card, Magic Lantern earns 5% of the amount added. To purchase a card, please contact the Director