Bellevue South’s program is eclectic, combining contemporary and traditional methodology. Here, a child is given the freedom to develop at his/her own speed in a supportive, noncompetitive atmosphere. Informal teaching takes place as a child expresses interest in particular subjects. Our principal objective is to provide abundant opportunities which stimulate creativity, initiative, appreciation of beauty, excitement in learning and enjoyment in social activity. Each child selects materials and activities from the structure created by the teachers within the environment.


The environment includes an entire room for dramatic play that houses a kitchen area, puppet theater, climbing apparatus and dress-up clothing. The main room has areas for arts and crafts, manipulatives, water, sand, pets, blocks, language and math materials and computers. Science, nature and cooking are also integral parts of the program. Foreign language is introduced to our four year olds.


Music, utilizing piano, instruments and records, is part of the daily movement period. Stories are read throughout the day to small groups as well as the entire class. There is an exercise play period outdoors in one of the most exciting playgrounds in the city. Socialization, emotional and intellectual growth are primary goals




There are two sessions; one in the morning from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for three year olds, and one in the afternoon from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for four and five year olds. Extended day may be an option.


There are 15 children in the AM group and 15 children in the PM group. The student body represents the heterogeneous quality of the community, and every effort is made to attract children of diverse racial, religious and national backgrounds. We have extensive experience with twins and adopted children.




Bellevue South offers its students a three week June program. Academic subjects, encompassed within the themes of “Fun in the Sun,” “Ocean Life” and “Hawaii,” are enhanced by a full range of music, movement and art activities. Children play in the Waterside Playground daily.


Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Early drop-off is available by private arrangement. Campers bring their lunches every day and Bellevue South provides juice and snacks.