• Name: Katie Hilliker
    Department:  Kindergarten  
    School phone number:  (360) 569-2567
     School mailing address:  24503  SR 706 E. Ashford, WA  98304
     Welcome to Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy .  We would love you to explore what we have to offer your kinder kid and family for a wonderful year of wonder through the first year of public school. 


    At Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy your child will:

    • Explore the arts with local artists.
    • Begin a learning journey in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
    • Build a strong foundation in early literacy skills.
    • Learn to care for our environment.
    • Discover how technology helps us.
    • Investigate things that make us curious with a  Hands-on, project based approach
    • Work side by side with park rangers and naturalists from Mt. Rainier National Park.
    • Become “citizen scientists” through nature mapping with Northwest Trek.
    • Enjoy partnerships with Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, RMI Expeditions, and many more!

    Our Kindergarten Program:

    • Thematic learning centers and math stations rotated to integrate hands on experiences with multiple skills.
    • Environmental awareness with recycling and composting
    • Read Well reading curriculum, focusing on a one letter each week.
    • A thematic approach based on an immersion philosophy.
    • Whole child – social, emotional, language, academic, large and small motor skills, and more.
    • Life skills – encouraging independence
    • Age appropriate STEM exposure

    Your Levy money supports equal opportunity for all kindergartners to attend all day, every day kindergarten at any of the Eatonville School District elementary schools.

    • Kindergarten is a critical year for all children – a year of transition from preschool programs or home to their first formal schooling.
    • Allows for more frequent repetition of instructional time, routines, and procedures.
    • Offers more time to progress though a curriculum that has changed and increased through State and National mandates.
    • Mastery toward Common Core State Standards.
    • Developmentally appropriate environment for learning.
    • Opportunities to be included in school-wide activities and family after school nights.   
    • Offers more opportunities to build stronger relationships-teachers with students, teachers and parents, student to student.
    • Differentiation of instruction.

    To enroll your student in Kindergarten you will need to provide a copy of the following:
    Immunization Records
    Birth Certificate
    Proof of Residency