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Adolescence is a pivotal point in a child’s life. It is the transformation from childhood to adulthood. Maria Montessori called this change a rebirth for the child and one that occurs through a social community. At Cascadia, we provide a nurturing and supportive environment for your child’s transformation. We encourage all students to safely explore their newly developing sense of self in a peaceful community of peers and teachers.



We create social community by:

  • Celebrating the inherent value of your child’s individuality, interests, talents, and intelligence.
  • Challenging your child academically, emphasizing collaboration, effective communication, cooperation, conflict resolution, and project-oriented work in every subject area.
  • Cultivating interpersonal skills by asking that students be on time and prepared for class, be considerate of their peers, be prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions, and be able to work independently for their success and the success of their classmates.




Our core program consists of Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Creative Expression , and Physical Expression. Creative and Physical Expressions consist of thematic units that allow students to explore their physical and artistic talents.

Language Arts consists of Writing Workshop, Reading Workshop and Literature Workshop.

Proficiency is measured in a variety of ways, such as quizzes, tests, individual and group projects, presentations, discussions, and various writing assignments.

Our curriculum content has been developed in conjunction with Washington State Standards (which incorporates the Common Core Standards) and Grade Level Expectations (GLE). We have a two-year looping curriculum, which integrates seventh and eighth-grade students. Standardized tests are given annually. 



Ready for the Future

At Cascadia, we strive to prepare your child for the array of new experiences ahead in high school. 

Contemporary research shows that high school students achieve best when their rapidly changing sense of self has been nurtured within a small, supportive group of peers. Your child receives this nurturing in the Cascadia Middle School program.

Our experience has shown Cascadia graduates readily form new friendships with peers and teachers in their new schools.

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“Our family has found so much value in being part of the Cascadia community! The teachers are accessible and very in tune with the kids and their development while providing the resources for exceptional learning.”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“I love the way they work with the children and nurture a child's love of learning.”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.”

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“A safe and happy place to get a good education. They make learning fun. “

- A Cascadia Parent

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“The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality.”

- Maria Montessori

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“The mixed aged classrooms are an incredible experience for all involved. There is so much each child can learn from one another and they stay with the same teachers for three years, creating a true understanding and bond. My child calls her class her second family. We couldn't imagine a better learning environment if we tried!”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

- Maria Montessori

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“My children enjoy school, have gained confidence and learned a wealth of information and skills with very little stress. That is how learning should be!”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“These words reveal the child’s inner needs: ‘Help me to do it alone.’”

- Maria Montessori

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“My son has spent the past 8 years learning and growing at Cascadia. He hasn’t just learned the basics (math, English, science, history). He has also learned how to work with others, how to mentor younger students, and how to be a role model. “

- A Cascadia Parent

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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

- Maria Montessori

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“Our daughter was at Cascadia from 1st-8th grade. She took on challenges and persevered with support and guidance while at the same time, allowed to make her own decisions. We couldn't have asked for a better education in preparing her for high school, life skills and beyond.”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“Both boys have blossomed in this environment, both educationally and as thoughtful, courteous and kind young men. The parent community is very close and supportive -- kind of like an extended family -- and there to help whenever the need arises. Our experiences at Cascadia have been extremely positive for our whole family.”

- A Cascadia Parent

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“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”

- Maria Montessori

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Cascadia School
25 years of excellence

(360) 944-8096
10606 NE 14th St, Vancouver, WA 98664