About Our School
Each child is capable and unique and therefore must be provided with intellectually challenging and enriching educational experiences in a high-quality learning environment.
Greenwood Elementary is a preschool through fifth grade public school located in the heart of Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. Founded in 1909, the school has a history of quality, community-based education.
We are committed to providing quality education for students in a collaborative environment that involves the entire school community. Greenwood celebrates the diversity of our students and families. Students are encouraged and taught to exhibit outstanding citizenship.We offer art and instrumental music at various grade levels and provide a variety of enrichment activities such as choir, hip hop, and drama through our “Artist in Residence” program. Before and after school clubs also furnish students with a host of enrichment activities such as cooking, science, chess, Spanish, and karate. Greenwood integrates an environmental focus and has received awards each year for energy conservation.
We are accredited as an Advanced Learning Opportunity (ALO) school and work with parents and students to modify curriculum and instruction to accommodate advanced learners. A comprehensive K-2 tutoring program is offered to foster reading acceleration along with an afterschool tutoring club for students in grades 3-5. Summer school is also provided for selected students in grades 1-4 to help accelerate learning. To learn more about our school programs and philosophy, please refer to the Annual School Report.
The Greenwood staff is committed to ongoing professional development in the areas of literacy, math, assessment, science and cultural competency. We continuously utilize data to inform instruction and to determine program modifications. Over ninety-percent of teachers have been trained in Positive Discipline. Positive Discipline is an approach that prepares children for responsible citizenship. This approach encourages the use of solution- focused discipline to build a learning community that models mutual respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom and school wide. Please click on School Programs page to learn more about our curriculum.
Interested in sending your child to Greenwood Elementary?
For information to learn about our school program, contact the office and meet our teachers and staff.
We offer full-day Kindergarten with a monthly fee. If needed, we will accommodate half-day kindergarten students with no fee. Please reference the information here for more information about the 2012-2013 fees and school year.Greenwood Stars Song