We Celebrate Diversity!

Bellevue Discovery does not discriminate on the basis of

ethnic background, family composition, gender or gender identity, nationality, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or

other legally protected status in admission of qualified students, administration of educational programs, hiring and employment.

We believe diversity enriches learning and therefore seek to

promote and celebrate diversity at Bellevue Discovery.

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Mailing Address

15600 NE 8th Street, Ste. B1-747, Bellevue, WA 98008

Physical Address

15749 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008

(on the campus of the Jewish Day School)

Contact Us:

(425) 223-5193

admissions@BellevueDiscovery.org 

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The Grasshoppers Class

An Inquiry Learning preschool class

for children who are 30 months through turning 4 

  • 1:4 teacher-child ratio

  • Small homerooms to build a caring community

  • Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-1:00pm

  • Since 2007, 88% of Bellevue Discovery preschoolers have moved on to gifted programs

The Grasshoppers Curriculum

Play-Based Exploration:  fostering social-emotional growth, divergent thinking, executive function skills and foundational learning about our world

Skill-Based Instruction:  art, science, math, reading, writing, and fine motor skills, with small group hands-on activities and a variety of Building Block groups to support the weekly project learning (Art Studio, Drama Club, Math Games, Reading Nook and Science Lab)

Inquiry-Based Learning:  nurturing the 21st Century Skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative production

Project-Based Learning with the Grasshoppers:  Grasshoppers practice the foundational skills of working on a project, preparing them for Project-Based Learning in the Dragonflies class.  The children are introduced to Project-Based Learning with a variety of teacher-guided small group projects and open-ended activities (mostly designed for individual problem-solving).  Grasshoppers move toward presenting their projects to parents, with monthly galleries of their work that they enjoy with their families.

Best Practices:  Bellevue Discovery teachers follow NAEYC and NAGC best practices (National Association for the Education of Young Children; National Association for Gifted Children). We work closely with the Dragonflies Teaching Team to ensure that our younger preschoolers are fully prepared to thrive when they move to Bellevue Discovery's pre-kindergarten class.

Grasshoppers Flexible
Schedule
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