PSCS is committed to centering intentionally excluded perspectives in curriculum and programming.

Interview with PSCS co-founder Andy Smallman

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Community-centered Education

Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) was founded in fall of 1994, by Andy Smallman and Melinda Shaw, along with a group of 11 families interested in their educational vision. As PSCS celebrates 30 years, our intern, Lucy Ingram, started a retrospective process into how it this all began. On Friday last week, Lucy had the opportunity to chat with Andy about his perspective on this little school’s creation and early foundations.

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Connecting through quilting

In honor of Black History Month, everyone at PSCS—students, administrators, interns, and teachers—completed an individual project, researching a person, event, or movement in celebration of Black culture, contribution, creativity, and activism.

The result was many individual art pieces in the form of a cardstock square, a smaller block of what’s to become a large paper quilt in the entrance of the school.

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Coming up

  • Sep. 3 — First Day of School

  • Sep. 3 — Foundations/Scheduling

  • Sep. 9 — Foundations/Scheduling

  • Sep. 13 — No School - Staff Inservice

  • Oct. 2 — Fall Parent Meeting

  • Oct. 11 — No School - Staff Inservice

  • Nov. 11 — No School - Veteran's Day

  • Nov. 27 — Autumn Break

  • Dec. 2 — No School - Staff Inservice

  • Dec. 6 — PSCS Winter Craft Fair

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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PSCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This notice placement is to satisfy tax code section 501(c)(3) requiring a Notice of Non-discriminatory Policy as to Students. PSCS has adopted an Anti Bias Policy that is much broader than this requirement.