Natural Start Preschool

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Art builds confidence -  because there is not just one
right  way to make art, every child can succeed.  
-The York Arts Center for Arts Education

Tuition and Fees 

Natural Start Preschool at Northwest Arts Center

Natural Start Preschool is contracted through the City of Bellevue. Tuition payment and program registration are managed by the Northwest Arts Center. Please contact them at 425-452-4106.

Preschool administration extended mornings (details below) and student information are managed by Natural Start Preschool. Please contact us at 425-891-0764.

Tuition is based on a ten month commitment and is divided into ten equal monthly payments. Midyear enrollment is prorated.

                                                                    2013-2014 Tuition
                                       Natural Start Preschool at the Northwest Arts Center

Bellevue                  Non-            Material
                                                         Resident               Resident           Fee
2-Day Program (T/Th) 9am-12p          $245/month         $294/month          $100

3-Day Program (M/W/F) 9am-12pm     $360/month          $432/month         $125

5-Day Program (M-F) 9am-12pm         $565/month          $678/month         $150

*One-time material fee paid directly to the teacher.

For the 2013-2014 school year, a $75 nonrefundable registration fee and a $200 deposit are due at the time of registration. The $200 deposit can be applied to early withdrawal as long as 30 days notice is provided.

September and all other tuition payments are due monthly, five days before the beginning of the next calendar month.

Registration is done on a first come, first served basis. A waitlist is maintained by Northwest Arts Center when classes are full.

To register for the program please  stop by or contact the Northwest Arts Center at (425) 452-4106. You will need to submit the completed Registration Agreement, pay the $75 registration fee and the $200 deposit at the time of registration.

Please submit all other required forms listed in the "Forms" section of this website directly to Natural Start Preschool no later than your child's first day of preschool.

Scholarships are available through the City of Bellevue for Bellevue residents. You may download the scholarship application or contact the City directly at (425) 452-6885 or email

Extended Mornings

An option to start the preschool day early from 8:00–9:00am is available. Extended morning enrollment is month-to-month and is handled directly through the preschool (not the community center).  Call (424) 891-0764 for more information or to register.

Monthly rates:

2-Day Program (T/Th) 8-9am $60.00
3-Day Program (M/W/F) 8-9am $90.00
5-Day Program (M-F) 8-9am $150.00


Natural Start Preschool
Bellevue, Washington

With two locations in Bellevue, Natural Start Preschool focuses on the whole child through
creative explorations in nature, art, music, play and emergent learning.