Our Students Matter
Children derive great benefit from being part of a strong, safe, nurturing school community. Our students feel known, valued and respected. We also believe that it is important for students to feel connected and able to contribute to the larger community around us. Towards this end, we provide opportunities for students to participate in service learning projects.
Children are surrounded by diversity of all kinds - cultural, ethnic, racial, economic, family structure, learning style, interests and abilities. This diversity enhances the richness of everyone's educational experience. Every family joins a broad range of students and parents. By proactively teaching and modeling respect and appreciation for all people and for the differences among us, children at Spruce Street School are well equipped for living in our heterogeneous world.
Spruce Street School strives for economic diversity through financial aid. Our tuition assistance benefits a large percentage of students. One third of our students receive economic-based aid which represents seventeen percent of the annual operating budget.
Students come from all over the Seattle metropolitan area - from as far as Mercer Island, Shoreline, Renton, and West Seattle.
Our Families Matter
We are grateful to have a rich history of parent involvement. Our Family Association meets monthly and is a source of support and enlightening conversation. The Family Association also holds Family Education events in the fall and spring. Circle Suppers are another parent-led initiative where families get together for a potluck-style meal.
Family involvement takes a strong role. Opportunities include sharing an expertise with a class to chaperoning on field trips, serving on the Board of Directors or Family Association, contributing to committees, participating in fundraising activities, supporting recruitment, and building social networks.