Choose Community! Event PSCS students and alumni know there’s no better feeling than coming close to beating the staff at Trivia! Join us for PSCS Alumni Homecoming & Community Trivia onjline, Thursday, October 1, at 6pm. Our email invitation will have more information for joining the fun. Please ensure we have your updated email address.…

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Puget Sound Community School transitioned to extended remote learning on Thursday, March 12 due to Covid-19 and Shelter in Place orders. We will hold all courses and activities in virtual spaces through the end of the school year and are planning for multiple return scenarios.

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PSCS is scheduling Virtual Admissions Visitations this Spring. Visits are integral to understanding our progressive education model and for seeing our unique program in action. Interested prospective families can email our Admissions Office for more information. Enrollment decisions at PSCS are rolling and community-based.

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The PSCS Winter Admissions Open House is on Tuesday, January 21 from 6:30-8pm. This will be an evening program and, although we call it an “open” house, we will have a loose schedule of events. Please sign up and RSVP for this event at Ravenna —our online admissions portal—or call the front desk 206-324-4350.

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In 2010, I made the move from public to independent school education. At that time, I attended a meeting with Bernie Noe, the Head of the Lakeside School, and something he said resonated deeply with me. To paraphrase: “It is not our job to continue to perpetuate students having privilege. It’s our job to educate…

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Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) alum parent and Crosscut staff reporter, Knute Berger, recently wrote  “On ‘zealous’ parents and corrupt college admissions,” his comments on the college entrance scandal.

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Earlier this week, as news broke of the college admissions scandal—where wealthy parents were essentially paying large sums of money to secure spots for their children in top colleges—I thought to myself, “Yep, that’s not surprising.”   Having worked with some of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, I’ve met a lot of…

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Last summer, I began my journey at PSCS by inviting all current families to meet with me. I wanted to gather feedback on their PSCS experience, explore the things our community values, and see where there were areas for growth as we transitioned into our next 25 years. I asked four questions. One, why did…

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(*This is the first post in a series of three posts where I will share the feedback I have been getting from students, families, and staff.) What Amy does well is: “Being a significant presence but not being intrusive.” -PSCS student feedback on my performance December 2018 I cannot imagine my work without feedback. Whether…

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“’If students weren’t forced to come to school would they still show up?’ I believe the answer to this question speaks volumes about a school’s culture.” I saw this on Twitter recently, and it got me thinking about our community culture at PSCS.​ ​​Last Fall, ​a​ common theme in my family meetings​ ​was how much PSCS students…

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