Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Enrichment ("Explore More" Class)

The Mercer Island Learning Lab’s 5’s class consists of children who are at least five-years-old by October 31st of the year they are enrolling.  This class includes students who are young five-year-olds not attending Kindergarten as well as students who are attending partial-day Kindergarten and who want a complementary learning experience.

Preschool Science exploring Mercer Island

o The program is offered Monday-Thursday from 12:15 – 3:00.  Parents can choose which days the child attends.

o Children bring their lunch to class.

o Parents work an average of 1 time per month in the classroom.

o Parents hold a chosen “job” throughout the year in order to keep the school running smoothly.  Examples of jobs are secretary, book orders, fundraising, etc.

o Parents attend a parent meeting/parent education session one time per month.  As such, parents receive college credits from Bellevue Community College.

o Tuition for 2015-16 was as follows (subject to change):

            $90 per month (per day per week)
             There is also a $75 non-refundable registration fee.

o Registration and tours are underway for the 2016-17 school year.  For questions about the 5’s program, or to schedule a tour of the school, please contact Heather at heatheremery.3646@gmail.com.

Preschooler watching aquarium


The culmination of the 5’s class is an overnight attended by students, teachers, and parents in the dome at the Seattle Aquarium!