1 Axolotl, 3 Sams, & the 25th Anniversary of PSCS!

Welcome to the 25th anniversary of Puget Sound Community School! A quarter-century ago, the idea of PSCS began to percolate in the hearts and minds of Andy Smallman, Melinda Shaw, and a small group of families for whom “school” did not mean “accepting or enduring the status quo.” It was agreed upon that a loving…

Read More

11/3: Fall Open House

Join us for the PSCS fall Open House for prospective families— and discover progressive education at it’s most supportive.   Saturday, November 3, 12-3pm RSVP & Inquiries   This event is being held for those families seeking enrollment in middle or high school in the 2019-20 school year.   Why PSCS “PSCS was founded upon…

Read More

Meet our Interim Exec. Director

On June 15, 2017, the Puget Sound Community School Board of Trustees announced that Amy Hollinger was offered and accepted the position of Interim Director of PSCS for the next two years. Eve Keller, President of the Board wrote, “In addition to being our top candidate for her strong administrative background in independent education, she is well-acquainted with PSCS and already…

Read More

eNewsletter Spring 2018

Spring Forward at PSCS According to the OED, the term Spring has several meanings, including (but not limited to): 1. noun. Spring. The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November ‘in spring the…

Read More

PSCS Director Steps Down after 24 Years

In March of 2018, co-founder, Andy Smallman, announced his retirement as Executive Director of Puget Sound Community School. Following his decision, the PSCS Board of Trustees decided to search for an interim to start in July of 2018. Their work led to offering Amy Hollinger, previously the Assistant Head at Westside School, a 2-year contract…

Read More

PSCS eNewsletter January 2018

Unpacking Achievement with Andy Smallman In November’s eNewsletter, I referenced a get-together I had with a group of PSCS parents in which I gave them a detailed explanation of the school’s mission statement, “To turn passion into achievement.” In that article, I explained the first half of the mission what we at PSCS mean by…

Read More

PSCS eNewsletter November 2017

Unpacking Passion with Andy Smallman A week ago, an energetic group of PSCS parents met with me for the first of three meetings I’m hosting for current parents this year, what we’re calling the Parent Education Series. We started doing this two years ago in response to parents hoping to have more opportunities to consider…

Read More

PSCS in the NYT

PSCS and PSCS senior, Sofia Martin, were recently featured in an article on gender identity and youth. “I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am,” Sofia recalled saying at the morning meeting, a daily assembly of the school’s 52 students and staff members. “I’ve come to the decision that I’m nonbinary, which means that I’m…

Read More

PSCS Founder on Awakin Calls

PSCS founder and director, Andy Smallman, will be the featured speaker on Awkin Calls (8/19, 9am), a weekly conference call that anyone from around the world can dial into. It is completely free, without any ads or solicitation. Each call features a unique theme and an inspiring guest speaker, with the simple hope of spreading…

Read More

PSCS Visit Mornings

PSCS will be holding Visit Mornings on most Wednesdays and Fridays in January and February. On time applications are due January 11, but some rolling admissions can occur depending on space. Please email the admissions director to start a dialogue and make your appointment. Application Timeline How to Apply

Read More