Mission and Philosophy

Our mission is to nurture the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of each child by providing stimulating experiences in a loving environment. Our program provides an environment for varied learning experiences led by trained teachers in a well-equipped facility. The curriculum is aimed at developing social, language, mathematical and physical skills, including both fine and gross motor skills. A variety of art, music, creative dramatic play and environmental experiences are explored.

Our aim is to create the best possible “first school experience” and zest for learning and life.


Established in 1962, Emmanuel Day School was a ministry of Mercer Island’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church to over four generations of preschool children and their families. In 2008, Emmanuel Day School became an independent non-profit, non-religious preschool governed by a volunteer parent board.