About Our School

Sunnybeam School is one of the true traditions on Mercer Island. We operate in the historic Lakeview School building, which was built in 1918 to house eight grades of Mercer Island students.  In 1988, the building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nuki Fellows and Eleanor Wolf started the preschool in 1957, continuing it until Ms. Fellows' retirement in 1984.  Nuki remained actively involved with the school attending many school events and serving as an honorary board member until she passed away in August of 2009.  She is greatly missed by all who were lucky to come to know her.  Her love for life and passion for creating a nurturing school where children could create, discover, and play continue to inspire the teachers today. 


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