Important Dates

*No make-ups, refunds of transfers on missed classes or activities.

Parent’s Nite OFF 2018: 6:00-10:00pm

  • December 14th, 2019
  • January 18th, 2019
  • February 8th, 2019
  • March 8th, 2019
  • May 3rd, 2019

Acrobats & Artists
Offered Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm

  • Session 1: September 12th-December 19th
  • Session 2: January 9th-April 3rd
  • Session 3: April 17th-June 12th


Observations:  You are welcome to observe your child’s class at any time.  However, the most effective observations are discrete.  Please sit in one of the designated viewing areas to avoid disturbing the class process and to observe your child in his/her natural environment.  Siblings are welcome to observe as well but must not disturb classes or participate on equipment.

The New Situation:  Children learn to adjust when change occurs in a positive manner.  Joining a group of children is an exciting change in a child’s life, but it may also be a bit scary.  We have found that children adjust to the new situations when the “good byes” are quick and cheerful.

Closure: If the Lake Washington School District is completely closed due to power outage or weather, Totem Plus activities will also be cancelled.  Alternative schedules will NOT affect our class schedule.

Clothes: Athletic clothes, shoes and socks should be worn to each Totem class/activity.

Health:  If your child is sick, please keep him/her home A sick child will not have a positive experience at Totem.  In addition, he/she will expose other children.  If your child becomes ill while at Totem, a parent will be notified to pick up the child.

Drop Off, Pick Up and Absenteeism: If you arrive early, we would appreciate you waiting in your car. Following class please be present to pick up your child. Tuition remains the same regardless absenteeism due to illness, vacation or for any other reason.  Tuition cannot be reduced, refunded or made-up.  A late fee of $1 per minute will be assessed for children picked up 10 minutes after their scheduled class ending.

Payment: A $20.00 fee will be assessed for returned checks and checks received 10 days past due.  Totem accepts Paypal a payment tab is located on our website.  A 3% fee will be added to payments.


“I couldn’t be happier with our 3 years at Totem. My son made the transition to Kindergarten seamlessly, though he definitely misses his old teachers and school! Miss Bobbi is as good as they come. My son is a busy body, and the programming was such that he could get out those 4-year-old wiggles while building the skills to excel at the next level. We look forward to sending our daughter to Totem next year, and joke regularly that we’d send them to Totem through High School if it were an option.”

Keenan S.

“My daughter has been attending this school for the 2016-2017 school year. It also includes free gymnastics and the tuition is beyond reasonable. Many families have children in the gymnastics next door and find this place to be a wonderful place to attend. Miss Bobbi is patient with my somewhat hyper child and I personally have had noting but great experiences here. Not sure why the crummy reviews from others but the complaints seem petty. And I know petty, I’m a school teacher myself, lol.

If you want a quality school with teachers with years of experience and a fun friendly preschool approach, totem preschool is the place :)”

Kathy R.

“We have our son at the school for the past year and it’s been fantastic. Miss Bobbi is incredible with her energy. It’s a great facility – having the kids run around in the gym each time is awesome. Thanks”

David B.

“Awesome and knowledgeable staff. Huge recommendation!”

Marina Žarić

“Both of my kids attend Totem and we are so happy. Great teachers and fun activities. I’m so glad we found Totem.”

Courtney Kroymann

“Our son loves Totem preschool and went 2 days a week the first year, then 3 days a week the 2nd. The teachers are all great and he has grown so much physically (strength and agility), socially and academically. He told me he didn’t want to go to kindergarten, He wants to stay at Totem forever! Recommend Totem to anyone looking for a great preschool!”

Katie Dujenski

“This school is a wonderful school. The teachers are amazing and really care about the kids. My son has been attending since he was 2 1/2 years old. Sadly this is his last year, but excited that in about a year his sister will definitely be attending this school. I highly recommend Totem Preschool to anyone!!”

Elyssa Bush

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