Puget Sound Community School’s transition to remote learning for an extended period of time went into effect on Thursday, March 12 and will continue through April 24.* All classes and meetings have begun taking place in online spaces only. Thankfully, being a community school means we have practiced working through difficult situations together and with…

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PSCS Visitation Mornings are being scheduled for Tuesdays this fall. Visits are integral to understanding our progressive education model and for seeing our unique program in action. Interested prospective families can sign up for a Visit Morning through Ravenna, our online admissions portal.

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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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PSCS alum parent and Crosscut staff reporter, Knute Berger, recently wrote an article entitled, On ‘zealous’ parents and corrupt college admissions, his comments on the college entrance scandal. The article included mentions of his alma mater, The Evergreen State College and PSCS, where he sent his two children to middle and high school….

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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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PSCS is pleased to offer Summer Programming for the weeks of July 15-19 and 22-26, 2019—For current and non-PSCS students entering grades 6-12. Before and after camp-care available from 7:30am to 5:30pm for an additional fee.

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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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