To keep our school safe and open,

we are following all CDC and Snohomish County guidelines for COVID-19

to the letter.

                    Enrollment is now open!
Do you want your little one to join in on the fun for the 2022/2023 school year beginning in September?  Enrollment is now open to secure your spot in one of our classes.  Simply bring in a completed application along with a $40 registration fee to enroll in our classes.  Applications are available in our office or under the “Registration and Tuition” tab.  You may drop off an application during our office hours or mail them to:

3833 168th St NE

Arlington, WA 98223

We have great plans in place while we adhere to all state guidelines. Come join us in a safe, clean, and fun environment!



At NW Children’s School, we provide an environment secure enough so that children may explore their own feelings and find ways of expressing those feelings using their own personal learning styles as well as a means to communicate their own needs and joys to others. We provide an atmosphere where children can learn without fear of failure or where attempts are appreciated. We don’t have to be perfect we just need to do our best!

– Kathy Ruesken, Director


Our school facility is brightly decorated and spacious.


At Northwest Children’s school, our large classrooms, with learning centers, free play areas and more, gives your child the opportunity to discover his/her interests.


Inside each classroom is a table for teacher-guided activities which include writing, math, reading, puzzles, sensory activities and more.


Each of our programs are designed to engage your child and help them learn and explore. Our curriculum is based on four main learning areas.

Aesthetics, Life Skills, Pre-Academics, Social Skills.

We have an alphabet puppet program that introduces letters and their sounds to your children through the use of songs, stories, puppets, and activities. This program is great for children of all ages and encourages learning in a fun way.

Social Skills

Our curriculum at a glance:

Aesthetics – puppetry, music, art, creative movement, and more.

Life Skills – science, gardening, woodworking, cooking, nutrition,

and more.

Pre-Academics – phonics, pre-reading, pre-math skills, and more.

Social Skills – taking turns, communication, free play, group play, problem solving, and more