Puget Sound Community School

Turning Passion into Achievement.

Puget Sound Community School is a small, independent, middle and high school, centrally located in Seattle's International District. At PSCS, our first focus is not limited to an academic program; our focus is on the full range of human development. We provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment where the curriculum is responsibility and the goal for our graduates is maturity. We surround students with talented people of high character who help them find out what they’re passionate about, and then help them DO something with that passion.

We believe that people become empowered by being free to pursue the knowledge they want to possess, by learning how to ask significant questions, and by structuring their time and activities as they best see fit. In this way, PSCS promotes the development of critical and creative thinking in students and helps them strengthen their sense of authority over what they study.

Students work each year with an advisor to identify their short- and long-term goals, and to plan for what they want to accomplish and how. Classes and activities are offered in response to direct student requests, or because a staff member or community volunteer has identified a significant topic they want to share. Students also participate in regular community service projects and field trips, and most complete multiple independent study projects during their time at PSCS. All of the traditional academic subjects are covered through this approach, which also helps students understand and work with their own internal rhythm and speed.

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www.bellevuecollege.edu Norman Alston grew up in Seattle, the son of a Pentecostal minister. His early education mirrored his home life; he was afraid of his teachers and was labeled as slow and unable to learn mathematics. In high school, he became estranged from his family and, at times, was homeless and living in his ca...

The Puget Sound Community School Class of 2017 shared their yearlong Senior Projects in the #winglukemuseum Community Hall last Friday (5.19.17!. #gradlife #pscs #2017 #seniorshowcase

Tomorrow evening this group of lovely humans will showcase their yearlong senior projects at the Wing Luke Museum. It's the last big event before PSCS graduation and so, for posterity, we snapped a couple of sweet "before" photos!

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor - Pacific Science Center


A huge group of PSCS students and several parents, joined teaching staff member Christine Wakeling this afternoon, at the Pacific Science Center Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit.





mailchi.mp ...HOWEVER, in the true spirit of PSCS, we hope you'll donate today—not because a special logo was created for it or to check the "donated today" box—but because you would give in honor of compassionate education anyway and...

Tomorrow (5.10.17) is the Seattle Foundation's #giveBIG Day and we sure hope you'll consider PSCS in your personal philanthropy (https://www.givebigseattle.org/puget-sound-community-school-1).

We ALSO hope you'll consider donating to some of the other non-profits our students and staff love to volunteer with and support: Rainier Valley Food Bank (who featured PSCS in their most recent newsletter!), Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (Tilth Alliance), Danny Woo Community Garden, and Legacy House.

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[05/02/17]   Just a huge Tuesday thank you to the over 200 PSCS friends, family, alum, and alumni families who came out to support us at Music Café this past Friday. We appreciate you and our many performers! Thanks especially to our students, our dessert makers, our student performers and their supportive families, our fav surprise performer, Daisy Gilman (and her enormous circle of heartbuilding friends), Leslie, Diego, Barry and the team at Club Sur for helping our event run smoothly, Liana Green (and Katie Green!) for an unforgettable musical program, our incomparable Development committee, our inimitable board president, Judith Blair, the best, most multi-talented staff ever, our founding family(!) contingent, Larry and Susan Morris, Julie and Johnny Spangler, and last but not least, Andy Smallman and Melinda Shaw for starting this special school 24 years ago!

Special thanks to our auction donors and procurers, including: Dan Gillmore, K Vintners, West Seattle Brewing Company, Vitality Pilates, Joann Nazzaro O'Toole, the Williams/Sekuta Family, Stefanie Smith, @Julie Fluke, @Lori Makar, the White-Lewis family, Rachel Simon, Christine Wakeling, Arthur, Eve, Teardrop Amy Hollinger & Randy Hollinger, Daisy Gilman & Ken Rychtarik, the Tsiatsenhoven family, Sea Gabriel, Kristin Jakobsen, Angie Pettigrove McCormick (and Todd and Addie!), Sam Mitchell, Scobie Puchtler, the Kimchi family, Nicole Robert, Joanne Edinberg, Eve Keller, Michael J. Coffey, Seattle Cascades, Liana & Katie Green, Andy and Melinda.

Power of Kindness – Assignment #6


kindliving.net This is the sixth of 10 weekly reading assignments and kind action recommendations using the book “The Power of Kindness” as inspiration. Reading: Read the chapter called “Empathy…

Spring Fever! PSCS 2017 Online Auction


Sounders Club Seats | Featured Item | PSCS 2017 Online Auction

32auctions.com Silent auction 'Spring Fever! PSCS 2017 Online Auction' hosted online at 32auctions.

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When I Give My Hands to You
Sitar Performance
PSCS Staff Moves the Library (Timelapse)
"What's Your Word?"






660 S Dearborn St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Friday 9am - 3:30pm
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