At Arcadia we promote a safe, peaceful, and environmentally friendly atmosphere, where children learn through nature and play. We teach the importance of thoughtful communication and respect. Much of our learning happens in our outdoor area, allowing children to use play as a way to pick up social and emotional skills. With a low student to teacher ratio, we ensure every child gets the care and nurturing he or she needs to thrive.
Our Tacoma location first opened in 1975, originally in a store front on South 12th and Proctor Street, where it was purchased by Carmela Micheli. In 2009 Carmela started construction of the Gig Harbor school, opening her doors in 2012.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the closure of our Tacoma campus. After more than 45 years of engaging with young children and families of Tacoma, Carmela has decided to focus on her Gig Harbor community. Tacoma will forever be grateful for her influence and guidance.