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Paideia Academy

1211 Post Alley (at Union Street)
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-2625
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Background info: My eldest attended Paideia from the age of 3 months and graduated in 2008; my youngest also started at the age of 3 months and is currently in the preschool at P...


Amen. I am an ex-assitant teacher at Paideia Academy and I agree with every aspect of what is written below in the comment addressed to Julie's son. It truly could not be conveyed...

Editorial review from Citysearch 3/29/2015

This is all a bunch of crap! You have disgruntled workers writing commentary on their experience, which happens at every company or organization in America. The reality is Paideia is a wonderful school with lovely teachers who care about their students. We have been a Paideia family since 2010 when our son started in the infant room. I now have all 3 of my children at Paideia (Preschool and infant classrooms) and the teachers are like family. We are treated with respect and given detailed reports on how the kids did during the day. My son has learned reading and math and enjoys the weekly concerts from Mr. Brian, a local musician who is dedicated to the school. \r \r I highly recommend Paideia to any parent seeking quality childcare in the heart of downtown Seattle. more

Seconding the response to Julie's Son 10/31/2012

Amen. I am an ex-assitant teacher at Paideia Academy and I agree with every aspect of what is written below in the comment addressed to Julie's son. It truly could not be conveyed more acurately, articulately and honestly, as to what the experience of working there is like. On all levels.\r I worked with the sweetest most lovely teacher there, who was also taken advantage of, and would not quit although she was paid equal amount to me when I began working there, even though she had been working there for 5 years! She as well like most of the women there was an immigrant, and ultimately wanted to keep a job. The woman who worked as the kitchen head/janitor had been working there 8 years and was still being paid $8 an hour!\r I quit after 4 months of working there. I loved the children, but the management was unsavory, lazy, harsh and convoluted. \r The final reason I left was the sexist philospohy that was allowed in the toddler room where I worked. There was a man who worked in the toddle more

so disappointing 12/12/2011

enrolled my daughter in the toddler 1 class and after 3 days we decided to pull her out. all the teachers seemed nice however they all questioned me when i told them about giving her breast milk. the last day i took her there, i was questioned by 2 of the teachers and both the director and assistant director about the fact that no other child in that class consumes breast milk. i then was told that if she were to continue on to other classes, NO breast milk was allowed and perhaps its time for me to ween my child! they had to confirm with the state dep of health before letting me give my baby her milk. seriously disturbing, i hope they educate themselves and NEVER make anyone feel bad about breastfeeding. Pros: null Cons: null more

Response to Julie's Son 9/16/2010

Hi there,\r \r I am one of the teachers who wrote below. I'm just writing again to address Julie's son's claims:\r \r He makes it sound like any ex teacher must be viewed with suspicion because (s)he is bitter about being let go for incompetence. I agree that, through the years, some teachers have definitely been let go for incompetence. However, Paideia has been a revolving door for at least a decade; does this mean that Julie only ever hires "incompetent" people? No. Julie hires capable (and often desperate) people she wants to pay next to nothing, provide inadequate breaks and benefits for, and then expects them to just to tolerate it. This results in the more autonomous teachers leaving and the desperate immigrant women staying for years and years. \r \r The fact that former teachers don't want to identify themselves has nothing to do with the legitimacy of their claims; it has to do with common sense. They still want to be in the work force and therefore don't want to burn any br more

Value Worker Insight 7/28/2010

This is a response to PaideiaMom. I'm glad you have peace of mind sending your children to this school. After reading what the other workers below have had to say, and after working in Paideia myself - I can tell you that you SHOULD pay more attention to what the workers are saying here! Pros: Relatively cheap-ish rates Cons: Worker exploitation, health violations, cockroaches, & more more

Great Paideia Experience 1/13/2010

Background info: My eldest attended Paideia from the age of 3 months and graduated in 2008; my youngest also started at the age of 3 months and is currently in the preschool at Paideia. We have been a Paideia family since 2002 and will be until our youngest graduates in 2012.\r \r The school is inspected regularly by a public health RN who inspects all Seattle area day cares. The nurse told me personally that the infant care at Paideia is among the best in the city. You know this already if you have an infant at Paideia. \r \r The preschool is great as well. The teachers are montessori certified and do an excellent job preparing the children for elementary school. My eldest was a full fledged reader before entering kindergarten and I have high hopes for my youngest.\r \r I have known the Director, Julie, since 2002 and she is a wonderful lady committed to the early education of our kids.\r \r Stand out classes: Infant I, Toddler I and both Preschool I and II.\r \r Pros: Excellent infant care and preschool education more

Reality Check 10/16/2009

I'm sorry, but after reading these spurious comments, I have no choice but to step in and set the record straight. While these so-called "ex-teachers" refuse to identify themselves or have their own work histories scrutinized, I will begin by stating that I am the son of the owner and have been very much involved in the administration of the school over the years. Readers must understand that in every business there are employees who are fired or demoted for their incompetence or unwillingness to perform their duties. The less honorable among them are likely to distort facts, present things out of context, or just make things up in a half-baked effort to enact revenge. That's what we're looking at here. The idea of my mother being "greedy" or "exploitative" is patently absurd. First of all, the teacher salaries at Paideia are as good, if not better, than all the comparable schools in our area. Second, my mother receives a ridiculously low salary for her role as the director. For the more

Exploited workers = unhappy babies 5/22/2009

I have witnessed the abusive conditions under which immigrant women work as caregivers. Most caregivers are brought in through word of mouth, by their friends who are employed at the school, and therefore lack much of the training and experience needed to deem one a "teacher." more

exploitative hiring practices, poor training, greedy director 11/20/2008

Paideia Academy is constantly on the run from licensers, staying one step ahead of being shut down by the sweat of the low paid employees on whom the burden of keeping the school open is firmly placed. more
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  • Non-profit Montessori academy located in Pike Place Market offers programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

  • 11/30/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily 7am-6pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Pike Place Market