About Us

Community School: What's the Choice?



We hope that you find navigating this Website user-friendly and informative. We are proud of our program and enjoy sharing information about its success at nurturing a love of learning and critical thinking in our young people. If you are left with questions after fully exploring this site, please contact our office manager, Michele. She will do her best to provide further information.

Student practicing reading a scriptIf you are new to our school, we suggest that you begin with the Quick Facts Section and our Mission and Philosophy. Continue your inquiry from there.

Admission is open to all Lake Washington school district students. To find out more about our application process, look up "Enrollment Procedures" in the About Us section of this web site. Be sure to check out all the information related to the question "Is Community School A Good Choice for Your Family?"

Several books that will provide you with some background knowledge about Community School's philosophy of learning are:

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon by David Elkind, Perseus Books; ISBN 07382004412

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards by Alfie Kohn, Mariner Books; ISBN 0618083456

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Bantam Books; ISBN 0553375067

Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn, Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd); ISBN 0618001816

Who's Who?

  • Staff
    Our three teachers, instructional assistant, office manager and principal.

Some Background Information