Starting in the 2017-18 school year, we are not accepting any students younger than 3 years old. Students must be 3 years old on or before August 31.
Available in Half Day, School Day & Extended Day
Research has shown that a high quality preschool program boosts the kinds of learning, social and thinking skills needed for later achievement. Bellevue School District preschool programs use the OWL (Opening the World of Learning) curriculum which focuses on those skills needed by children to become successful readers. The preschools offer flexible options and are conveniently located at many elementary schools. School day preschool classes are offered 6.5 hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and half-day on Wednesday. Children may attend a half-day preschool for 3 hours. For families needing additional hours, extended day programs are available from 6:30am – 6:00pm. No matter which you choose, the district preschool will prepare your child for success as a kindergartner in the Bellevue School District.
Early Extended Day Preschool
The program is designed for older two year olds and young three year olds. It is ideal for two year olds who are ready for a longer circle time and more focused activities. It is also ideal for those three year olds who are not quite ready for a more structured learning environment. Throughout the day, children will have many opportunities to learn about friendship, develop language and beginning literacy skills and engage in creative experiences. All activities are designed to enable children to become more confident and independent and enjoy learning while having fun.
Offered at Jing Mei
An introductory program to Mandarin vocabulary through daily classroom activities. The OWL curriculum is instructed in both English and Mandarin. Open for enrollment for all families.
ORCA Spanish Preschool
Offered at Sherwood Forest and Puesta del Sol
An introductory program to Spanish vocabulary through daily classroom activities. The OWL curriculum is instructed in both English and Spanish. Open for enrollment for all families
PALS (Special Needs)
Offered at Phantom Lake
An integrated and inclusive preschool program that gives typically developing and children with special needs the opportunity to learn together. Contact (425) 456-5649 for more information. Open for enrollment for all families.
Register for Preschool
Early Extended Day
Early School Day
Interested in tuition-free preschool? Please contact our office at (425) 456-4030 to learn more.
Monthly tuition will be charged to your credit card on the 10th of each month. Payments are collected one month in advance of the month of service. Written notification is required to stop or change payment authorization 5 or more business days prior to the 10th of each month.
Monthly tuition is due the 10th of each month prior to the month of service. One-Time Payments can be made online by filling out the form below, in person at the BSD Office (12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA), or over the phone by calling (425) 456-4030.
Preschool centers start and dismiss at different times. Please refer to the Preschool Class Time List for more information.