“Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of venture beyond the known.”
~Loris Malaguzzi (A Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach)
The Madrona School is inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We embrace the Reggio approach of believing all children are capable and knowledgeable. It is our goal to create an enriching, nurturing and exciting environment that invites children to explore, investigate, wonder and have playful inquiry into their surrounding world. We support children in opening their minds and thinking to ask questions such as “what if…” Foundational literacy skills and mathematical and scientific thinking skills are core components of all our learning invitations.
Integrated in all our explorations is the social/emotional learning of how to work collaboratively with others as we build our Madrona friends community. Through stories and “problem-solving theater” we teach children a variety of strategies to solve problems with peers. Building community and practicing problem-solving strategies are at the heart of our program.
Each classroom and learning space at The Madrona School has a unique purpose and focus to promote growth and development in children.
We have four learning spaces that are named after our unique Northwest EcoSystem: The Mountain Room, The River, The Meadow, and The Ocean Room. Each Learning Space has unique aspects while still being connected to each other.
Please click the Classrooms page to see more images and descriptions of these spaces.