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Thanks so much to everyone who came out and celebrate 10 years of language learning with us last Saturday. It warms our hearts to share so much language and culture, and help open the eyes of your little global citizens! Here’s the the next decade of learning – we hope you join us!

Melody Dancers perform the Umbrella Dance. Lots of fun twirling!


Kids learn about Japan in Dance Around the World with Jennifer from Thistle Theater.


What better way to learn some French than making crepes! Bon appetit!

It’s so exciting to be putting down roots on the Eastside! We’re getting ready to open our bright & cheery new space for Fall Session this September. Check out the full Eastside class schedule on our new registration system.

Our new location in Kirkland’s Houghton village is central and convenient for Eastside families, with easy access from I-405 and SR-520. Parking is plentiful, and there are lots of great options for after you drop off at a Just Kids class, like coffee shops and grocery stores. 

Save the date! We’re celebrating the grand opening with an Around-the-World Event on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Explore different corners of the world with Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Hindi and German mini-classes, cultural crafts, and refreshments from global culinary traditions. This free event is geared toward children ages 10 and younger and their families. More details coming soon.

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Sponge invites you to explore magical stories, music and culture from countries around the world.  Each Friday in February and March we’ll explore a different country, read a story, dance and listen to music. Please join us at our Mt. Baker Center for this free event to explore other cultures, make new friends and have fun! Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00pm, beginning February 1st.

On February 2nd we’ll celebrate the French holiday La Chandeleur, or “crêpe day”, from 10-12 at our Mt. Baker location. We’ll have French music, crafts and a chance to create those beloved little French pancakes with cookbook author Muriel-Marguerite Foucher of Paris Eastside.

The celebration continues on Sunday February 3rd, 10-12 at our Bellevue location with visiting chef and Sponge teacher Clotilde Pitsch who is bringing her spécial French crêpe machine!

RSVPS to events@spongeschool.com are appreciated!

Join us for a morning of mini-language classes and an informal discussion about theground-breaking research in early language learning coming out of the University of Washington.

Discover the benefits of learning a second language, different ways to introduce language to children and ideas for making the most out of the diverse opportunities in our multicultural city.  And, the kids (and you!) are bound to have fun learning some Mandarin, too.

Where:  Our Seattle location

When:   Wednesday, November 14 from 9:30 – 11

RSVP:   Please let us know if you can make it – events@spongeschool.com




We are very excited that Chilean born singer/songwriter Felipe Cañete will be joining us on October 14th for a jam session in Bellevue to help celebrate the beautiful and diverse culture of Latin America! He will be performing songs from his CD “Uno Dos (Songs for Learning Spanish)” and other Latin American favorites. We love his music and we bet that you will, too. Join us for a fun-filled morning of Spanish music, crafts, food and other activities!  Great for all levels of Spanish speakers–and non-speakers.

When:  Sunday October 14th from 10 am – 12 pm.  (Jam session 1 starts at 10 and Jam session 2 starts at 11 am.)

Where:  Sponge in Bellevue – 13219 NE 20th St, Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98005

To RSVP, please email events@spongeschool.com.

Hasta pronto!