About Morningside

Dr. Kent Johnson founded Morningside Academy in Seattle, Washington to provide behaviorally designed academic and social programs for children and youth and preparation for teachers and other school personnel. Since that time, Morningside has grown to be a complex corporation with two distinct programs serving each of the original goals. First, Morningside Academy is a non-profit school, operating during the school year and in summer. Second, Morningside Teachers’ Academy participates in formal external partnerships with schools and agencies throughout the United States and Canada. It also offers a summer institute for teachers, graduate students, and other professionals.

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

The Foundations Program serves elementary and middle school children in grades 1-9. It focuses upon reading, writing, language, mathematics, reasoning and problem solving, organizational skills, learning skills, and citizenship.

Those middle school-aged children who demonstrate foundation skills at or above the 6th grade level, and who are chronologically at least 6th graders qualify for admission to the Middle School Program. The Middle School Program includes Foundations skills plus all the skills necessary for excellence in a content course. Middle School students also learn how to engage in inquiry and project based learning. School operates during the typical school year and in the summer.

All of the instructional materials, tools and methods used at Morningside are research-based “best practices” proven to be effective. Morningside also designs and tests its own instructional materials and teaching methods. Our programs are continually evolving to better prepare students for successful schooling and citizenry.

My son became truly engaged in learning and came home excited about his accomplishments each day. This school inspired him to succeed and increased his self-confidence in his ability to learn.
Morningside Parent, Seattle, WA
The admin and teachers really know what they are doing and they could not be more concerned about your child. My child loves it here and feels really successful academically!
Morningside Parent, Seattle, WA
Learn more about Morningside Academy’s methodology and success as featured in an article from The Behavior Analyst Today, click here. (PDF)

Morningside Academy received an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau in 2016

We at Morningside Academy acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.