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    Proven Results

    Morningside provides struggling learners the opportunity to catch up, build up,
    and get ahead to enable them to achieve their greatest potential.

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    Leaders in Education

    "The quality of people [at Morningside] was unprecedented - you get to receive instruction
    from the best the field has to offer."- Dr. Richard Kubina, Penn State


Morningside programs are competency-based, with proven results for both learners and teachers. We take an applied science approach and look for effective, research-based instructional materials, methods and tools. We user-test what we find, seeking quantitative evidence of their effectiveness in increasing student achievement.


Our admissions process is carefully structured to ensure that Morningside Academy is the best fit for your student. Prior to Morningside, many students have experienced some sort of failure in school. From both public and private school backgrounds, the students who come to Morningside thrive on Robert Mager’s, “Nothing teaches like success.”


Morningside Academy’s nationally acclaimed and highly successful Foundations Program and Middle school Program provide instruction tailored to meet each student’s needs, enabling them to catch up, build up, and get ahead. We continuously assess progress in academic skills, learning skills, and organizational skills.

Supporting our community’s children through research-based teaching methods and personalized curriculum placement.



Dr. Kent Johnson founded Morningside in Seattle in 1980. Morningside has two programs: Morningside Academy, a nonprofit school for children and youth; and Morningside Teachers’ Academy, for disseminating the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction.

Morningside Academy’s school helps both elementary and middle school students to catch up and get ahead. Our students have not previously reached their potential; many have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or ADD/ADHD; all have average to well above average intelligence. Morningside is not a school for children with significant emotional problems, behavioral problems, or developmental delays.



When I found Morningside I couldn’t believe how it seemed like the puzzle piece that was missing. My son has been at Morningside for 5 months and I have seen him blossom into a confident reader and thinker. He has confidence that I have never seen before.
Jennifer B, Aurora, WA
Our child had a tremendous year academically at Morningside. He had amazing progress and he felt very proud of what he accomplished.
Morningside Parent, Seattle, WA

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