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Serendipity Children's Center

Serendipity Children's Center is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Serendipity Children's Center was the dream of two friends and schoolteachers in 1985. They taught and ran the program until 1987. Dan and Lynnette McCarty purchased Serendipity Children's Center in 1990. At that time, licensed capacity was 63 children ages six months to age five. Over the past years, there have been many changes and much growth, while maintaining superb quality and reputation. The growth has been a part of the center's history. Serendipity is currently licensed to serve 263 students ranging from ages 6 weeks to Grade 6. Dan and Lynnette have provided continued growth by increasing space, improving the quality of curriculum, and staying current with the early care and education trends. Their goal to insure that the children served are receiving what they need for a successful ongoing educational process. They remain committed to providing a place of growth and development and a place where children can feel at home. Welcome to Serendipity Children's Center. We are pleased that you have trusted us with your child's early education. Our safe, happy environment is a place you can leave your child, confident he or she is receiving outstanding care and enjoying a positive, and stimulating learning experience. Serendipity is a premier early learning center and Private School in Tumwater, Washington. Since 1983, we have offered a fresh alternative to the normal preschool setting with full-day programs. We are located in the heart of the Valley Athletic Club, which offers additional enrichment opportunities for the children we serve. We are a licensed facility by the State of Washington and exceed the minimum licensing requirements. Our reviews from the State are available for your viewing upon request. Individual attention to each child's needs is commonplace. Serendipity has developed a well-rounded preschool curriculum, a state- approved private school and has an outstanding reputation within the community. Serendipity's management and staff are committed to meeting the needs of your child. Parents are always welcome at Serendipity and appointments are never required. Please feel free to stop in at the center any time. We look forward to serving your family and promise to provide a warm and loving environment for your child while promoting individual development to its fullest.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 60
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 25
Kindergarten 25
1 4
2 3
3 1
4 1
5 1

Serendipity Children's Center's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Serendipity Children's Center's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 9 : 1
Gender 33% Male / 67% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 48%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%


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