Thank you for your support of PSCS.

Your donations, no matter the size, enable us to devote more money to funding tuition aid as we continue developing our unique programs. We’re building something extraordinary, and we’re doing it together.

PSCS parent

"I just have to say, this is awesome. my child's report cards in the past were not at all from a strengths-based lens. We are grateful for PSCS to really see my child and who he is. Thanks for giving him such great opportunities to grow and learn and make connections. I read the positive statements about him and it makes my heart full. I know this is such a challenging time and the thoughtfulness, flexibility and grace by all at PSCS throughout this is so appreciated."

PSCS parent

“The tragedy of school shootings underscores my gratitude for PSCS: First, as a community that uniquely embodies respect for all; second, as a model to the world of engaged and caring people, of all ages; and third, as my daughter's school. Not only do I trust for her physical and emotional safety, I also trust the depth and quality of the learning—on high school shootings, movies, teenage drinking, college, politics, (everything!)—that I know she will be surrounded with at PSCS.”

PSCS alum

"Thank you for giving me the courage and tools to develop my passions."

PSCS volunteer

"I am very grateful for all the staff, friends, and families that are a part of PSCS.

I know so many wonderful human beings because of my relationship with the school.

My life and my self would not be the same without you.”

PSCS senior credo

“...I’ve gone to a school where my voice has been valued, where I’ve been given the opportunity to make my own choices, and where compassion has been paramount.  A place with teachers who have actually cared about me and how I’ve been doing. A place where I’ve learned how to read.  And when I say learned how to read I don’t mean learned to read,
I mean learned how to read...

PSCS senior credo

"I am writing to express my thanks for your vision and labor in creating PSCS, and for the positive impact PSCS has had on my daughter. I am so pleased to report that she feels very safe at PSCS and is genuinely excited to go to school—she is also invested in being responsible and meeting the expectations of the team there...

I know you all work hard to make this vision possible for the entire school.

In addition, you all helped make it possible for my daughter, specifically, to be able to attend."

Featured Profile

Hannah Blacksin

If Hannah Blacksin were a lichen, her compositional makeup of algae and fungus would be represented by English and Science. She revels in the puzzling joy of the written word and the interconnectivity of the natural world. Born and raised in the forested hills of Western Massachusetts, she grew up reading books in a treehouse and studying her family’s compost bin. She received her BA in English from Lewis and Clark and planned to become a writer or editor or publisher. After graduating, she moved back to the East Coast to work as an outdoor educator, on a friend’s cosmic recommendation. One fateful evening, Hannah applied to both a Masters program in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education at the University of Edinburgh, and a job leading experiential education programs in Southeast Asia. Soon, She found herself commuting every few months between Scotland and the hub of Bangkok. Living itinerantly since college, she finally decided to live in one place, for one year. She found herself in Seattle, working in a fourth-grade classroom at Open Window School. Two years later, she is excited to begin teaching at PSCS! She is gleeful to join a community that empowers her lichen-self: made up of multiple passions, growth-oriented, and interconnected with the broader community. Hannah currently lives in Wallingford with three delightful housemates who all enjoy backpacking and cooking meals laden with as many vegetables as possible. When not teaching, you can catch her speeding by on her bicycle, memorizing a poem, jamming to funky beats, and becoming too competitive while completing a crossword — all at the same time. M.Sc., Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education, University of Edinburgh; B.A. English, Lewis and Clark College. Read More >