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.

Accepting Applications

Events and Activities

Teacher In-service Day (No School)

Second Parent Meeting

4/9 – 4/13/18
Spring Break (No School)

Teacher In-service (No School)

Spring Fundraiser Event

Memorial Day (No School)

Graduation Day

Independence Day (No School)

Last Day of School

7/30 – 9/04/18
Summer Break (No School)

First Day of School (2018-2019 year)


First Day of School


First Parent Meeting


Teacher In-service (No School)


Montessori Curriculum Night


Veteran’s Day (No School)

11/14, 11/15, 11/16/17

Parent-Teacher conferences

11/23 & 11/24/17

Thanksgiving Break (No School)


Holiday Party

12/18/17 – 1/1/18

Winter Break (No School)

Open House (For 2018-2019 enrollment)

MLK Jr. Day (No School)

President’s Day (No School)

Teacher In-service Day (No School)

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! 


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.


PCC Natural Market

Purchase grocery at PCC

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 Laura Greene