Thank you for your support of PSCS and other community organizations embodying missions and values we prioritize.

We’re ALL building something extraordinary, and we’re doing it together.

"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 Parent

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

—PSCS Alum

"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 Volunteer

“...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."
—PSCS Parent

Featured Profile

Hannah Blacksin–Teaching Staff

“Everything changes, nothing is lost” —Ovid, Heraclitus, Siddhartha Gautama, Dirty Projectors

Hannah (she/her) was born and raised in the forested hills of Western Massachusetts. She ventured westward for college, and after studying English, planned to become a writer or editor. But the universe had other plans. A friend suggested they move back east to do something called outdoor education, and Hannah’s path began to swerve. Hannah spent the next 5 years in peripatetic existence – leading outdoor education and service learning programs throughout the Northeast, Colorado, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. During this chapter, Hannah fostered a love of challenging adventures, making friends everywhere, and intercultural collaboration. Hannah discovered the power and fertility of learning through conversation and experience. Hannah is passionate about the ecological interconnectivity of all things, and seeks to dismantle an anthropocentric approach to learning and life. As an educator, Hannah is interested in what sustainability can mean and how it can be enacted—in relationship with each other and with the planet. Hannah feels immense gratitude to work in a community that empowers her to teach what she loves – literature and poetry, social and environmental justice, the sciences, philosophical puzzles, and whatever new loves emerge through her own ongoing learning in experience. After years of an itinerant life, Hannah’s move to Seattle was spurred by the desire to foster a rooted community and by a friend in Nepal telling her: “you see more sitting still.” Indeed, living in one place has allowed Hannah to explore the deep joy of riding her bicycle. Talk to Hannah about bikepacking! Hannah cycled from Seattle to Big Sur, among many other shorter sojourns around the PNW. Hannah is a voracious venturer – in the mountains, on the water, lost in books and music, or in the corners of a crossword. Hannah also loves vegetables and peanut butter and coffee – not all at once, but she’s willing to try it. If Hannah could choose one person she would like to have a long meal with, alive or dead it would be Ursula K. Le Guin. M.Sc., Outdoor Environmental & Sustainability Education, University of Edinburgh; B.A. English, Lewis and Clark College. Read More >