Magic Lantern's Program

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Daily Routine

FULL-DAY CLASSROOM: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The morning curriculum begins at 9:00 (drop-off between 8:00 and 9:00), and the afternoon program ends at 4:30 (pick up between 4:30 and 5:00). The morning routine emphasizes Montessori work and outdoor play and includes a morning snack and lunch. The afternoon is built around our creative arts program (art, music and imaginative play) with quiet/nap time and a snack.

HALF-DAY CLASSROOM: The morning session includes lunch and is 8:00–1:00; the afternoon session is 1:00–5:00. Both are Monday through Friday with Montessori-based curriculum.


Here at MLM we strive to provide an appropriate, healthy diet centered on whole, organic foods. About three days a week we will serve a meath protein, while two days a week, we serve a vegetarian meal providing ample protein in the form of beans, legumes, dairy products and whole grains. Refined sugars are avoided. Children help prepare their snacks and lunches each day, and are asked not to bring food from home into the classroom. We are a nut-free school can accommodate certain food allergies.


The staff includes Laura Greene (Director), Connie Ostrowski (Lead Montessori Teacher for the full-day classroom), Reshonna Booker (Lead Montessori Teacher for the half-day classroom), Emily Nagel (Lead Creative Arts Teacher for the full-day classroom), Mercedez Meadows and Augustus Marshall (Assistant Teachers in full-day classroom), Monica Martinez (Assistant Teacher in half-day classroom), and Jana Vitols (Music Teacher).

School Calendar

Magic Lantern operates an 11-month program, September through July. We plan two breaks each year: two weeks at the end of December/beginning of January, and one week in April. Holidays generally follow the Seattle Public Schools schedule.

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Emergencies or Unscheduled Closures

If the Seattle Public School System closes schools due to snow or inclement weather, Magic Lantern will close as well. If there is an emergency during the school day, parents will be called. School closure information can be found on the Seattle Public Schools website.

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