Montesano School District

Excellence in Education

Montesano is a community where people learn,
grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 


Christine Popowich (Preschool Teacher)

Cindy Smith (Preschool Teacher)

1717 E. Beacon Ave.
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone:  360-249-4528


Montesano School District Preschool is an inclusive program consisting of Community, ECEAP, and Special Education components. To enter into this program, a family/student must qualify through one of the options below.  



Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (8:20-10:50 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m.)


Monday through Thursday (8:20-10:50 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m.)

Special Education

Tuesday/Thursday (8:20-10:50) (Generally for three year olds)
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (12:00-2:30 p.m.) (Generally for returning three and a half year olds)
Monday through Thursday (8:20-10:50 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m.) (Generally for four+ year olds)


*Schedule follows the Montesano School District school calendar.  


Community students are chosen from a list of potential enrollees, must be 4 years old by the first day of school, and reside within the Montesano School District. Tuition is $85 a month for the 2 day a week program, and due on the first business day of each school month, unless your family meets the guidelines to be eligible for a sliding scale.  Parents must provide transportation for children who do not qualify for ECEAP or Special Education according to federal and state guidelines.


ECEAP, a 4 day a week program, is a state funded program.  Students are provided with a variety of learning experiences that encourage social, cognitive, physical and emotional growth.  Applicants qualify according to age and income eligibility guidelines.

Special Education

Special Education is a state and federal funded program, provided by the Montesano School District.  To qualify, students must demonstrate significant support needs in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication; cognitive; social skills; adaptive and/or gross and fine motor skills. Students attend class 2 to 4 days a week, determined by their Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

State law mandates that each student attending school have proof of immunizations and birth certificate issued by the Department of Health.