25th Anniversary Celebration & Auction

Early bird tickets now on sale! PSCS 25th Anniversary Celebration & Auction (like Music Café but MORE!) Friday, April 26, 2019 @ Club SUR in SODO EARLY BIRD TICKETS are on sale for one week only (2/7-2/14) at a discounted price. Regular ticket sales will begin March 29. We anticipate a bigger crowd this year,…

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PSCS Life – The “Why” Behind Annual Giving

You’ve probably heard that annual giving is pretty important to the PSCS community. But, what is most often misunderstood, is that we expect everyone in our community to contribute to our annual fundraising efforts, each year—board members (we already have 100% from this group), staff (we already have 100% from this group), and all our…

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PSCS Life – New Resources

As we move in to the second half of the school year I am finding myself wanting to reach out to our community more and more—and to our current students and parents, in particular. Why is this? It’s partly to let families know what’s going on at PSCS day to day, and partly for me…

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1/16/19: Winter Open House

Join us for the PSCS fall Open House for prospective families— and discover progressive education at it’s most supportive.   Wednesday, January 16, 6-8pm RSVP & Inquiries   This evening Q & A event is being held for those families seeking enrollment in middle or high school in the 2019-20 school year.   Why PSCS…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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