Sundance strives to create a vibrant,
engaging environment for
learning and play.

Our History

Amanda McKnight

Owner & Director

Our History

Over 25 years ago, Amanda McKnight had a vision of creating a school that allowed children to thrive and grow at a very young age. As a mother of 4, she understands that finding a school that fits your families needs can be difficult. Amanda strives to create an environment that parents and children love to be a part of and as a result, Sundance has a strong sense of family and community.

Our north Bellevue location opened in May 1994, which offers toddler through preschool classes. Our south downtown Bellevue location opened in May of 2010 offering infant through kindergarten classes. We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new infant through early toddler program located adjacent to our north location! To hear what our parents have to say, see our testimonials.

Anna Marie Lopez

Assistant Director &
Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Sarah Bullard

Office Manager

Our Lead Teachers & Administrators

We pride ourselves in finding the best and brightest teachers to be part of our Sundance family. In depth screening is initially conducted of all potential employees and all of our lead teachers have early childhood education backgrounds. Our support staff goes through intensive trainings before assisting our lead teachers and many of our teachers and supporting staff have been part of the Sundance family for years.

Anna Marie Lopez

Assistant Director &
Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Sarah Bullard

Office Manager

Anna Marie joined Sundance in 1999. She truly appreciates how important quality education is from the start and enjoys creating and implementing new learning activities with her students.

Sarah is also a long-time employee and has been with Sundance for over 15 years. Her passion for childhood development, learning through creative discovery and providing an environment where the children love to come is her priority.

Parent Testimonials

Sundance is proud to be a part of the growth of many children's lives. We strive to make our school community a safe and inviting environment so that when your little one walks through our doors, they are excited to start the day and eager to learn and explore.

The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly care about each child in the building. My daughter knows all the teachers not only in her room, but in all of the classes. Each teacher takes the time to say “Hi” when they see her. It's a great feeling knowing your child is in great hands.”

— C. Thompson

“My kids have been at Sundance for years and we've loved every minute.”

— Sarah P.

“You can tell how amazing the staff is at Sundance just by seeing how happy and well-behaved all the kids are.”

— Ron H.

“Everything is amazing at Sundance. My oldest just entered public school and she was so prepared thanks to Sundance. My youngest still attends and I love that she has a smile on her face every day.”

— J.B.