The PSCS Fall Annual Giving Campaign is Choose Community. We ask you to consider donating knowing that Puget Sound Community School is helping grow innovative, compassionate citizens of the world. We ask our students to choose Community every day, even online, and especially when it feels hard to show up. We are asking our families,…

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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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Join PSCS staff and students for a virtual Admissions Open House for prospective families on Saturday, October 24 from 12-2pm. While the format will be remote, compassion and program will be front and center. Please RSVP via email, through 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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