Welcome to Puget Sound Community School!

Thank you for stopping by our website.

You are here at an amazing time in the evolution of PSCS. We are currently celebrating our 25th anniversary, while also transitioning from “founder years” to our next chapter.

According to Webster’s, the definition of transition is a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another." While transition may seem daunting to some, it is not to those of us in the PSCS community. At PSCS we recognize that, like the rest of the world, we are in a constant state of change. This dynamic, iterative mindset allows us to support both individual student needs and our collective community needs at any given moment in time.

At PSCS our primary focus is always on holding a safe space for all members of our community to thrive. And how do we support our community? By honoring the PSCS Core Commitments every day: Practice integrity. Engage the community.  Act with courage. These commitments, along with our vision of a community of global ambassadors for a philosophy that values kindness, wholeness, and social justice, are what drive the PSCS student experience. We know that by discovering who our students are—what really excites them—and trusting them to become intrinsically motivated, provides a truly well-rounded education.

As Interim Executive Director, I am thrilled to support PSCS as we transition from our founders’ leadership to our next iteration. The journey for our school in the next few years will be focused on staying true to our students, our Core Commitments, and our vision, while working together to chart our course over the next 25 years of PSCS..

Please take some time to look over our website and then schedule a visit to learn more about our progressive approach to educating 6th - 12th grade students.

Warm regards,


"transition." Merriam-Webster.com. 2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com (15 August 2018).

Teaching Staff Profile

Chrissy Wakeling

Meow meow meow, meow meow… Perhaps I shall translate for PSCS Teaching Staff member, Chrissy Wakeling. Chrissy lives in West Seattle with her two cats, lovely garden, and DVD collection. Like her cats, Chrissy is a skilled digger. Whether it is growing veggies and flowers for her co-workers to enjoy or digging up woolly mammoths, she likes getting her hands dirty. While Chrissy has a deep love for the PNW (home), she learns best through experiences and tries to travel...

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