Our mission is to encourage, support, and advocate for excellent Montessori education. We bring Montessori professionals together regardless of their training background. With a common voice we advocate for the expansion and future of Montessori education. We provide meaningful communication and networking to our members. We provide high quality continuing education events and connect members to other professional development opportunities.
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association is to encourage, support and advocate for excellent Montessori education, as well as unite Montessori communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Washington Federation of Independent Schools
WFIS is a membership organization started in 1970 for private, independent State-approved schools in Washington. We have 260+ member schools that include religious, nonsectarian, independent, accredited and non-accredited schools in urban, suburban and rural settings. Schools range in size from over 2,000 to under 10 students.
WFIS brings together school Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, education advocacy organizations, State agency leadership from OSPI and DCYF, Directors of Accreditation Organizations, and Legislators to discuss and protect the required independence for private schools.
Through discussion, consensus building and action, WFIS has had amazing success at stopping damaging and crafting supportive legislation. WFIS also provides excellent professional development, bringing together staff from all of the different kinds of schools around topics of interest for all.