Bertschi School

Bertschi School is an independent school located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Bertschi has served a diverse community of learners for more than 40 years.

In 1975, Brigitte Bertschi opened the doors to Bertschi School with the vision of a supportive and inclusive environment where children truly delight in the challenges and rewards of learning. For nearly four decades, Bertschi has offered an education that successfully intertwines the intellectual, emotional, and social development of a child. The school achieves this balance by weaving together discovery and challenge, individual attention and community experience, artistic expression and scientific inquiry, enthusiastic play and quiet reflection. As a result, Bertschi students are joyful learners supported by a nurturing community.

Today, Bertschi enrolls more than 240 students in grades pre-kindergarten through five, on a campus that now spans the length of an entire city block. With the recent addition of the Science Wing, the
school boasts both a LEED Gold certified Bertschi Center and a Living Building, which both offer a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability while also living it.

It's been a wonderful first week of school! We topped it off with Founder's Day, welcoming back Brigitte Bertschi to campus.

Thanks for reading stories, giving extra hugs, sharing meals with faculty and staff, and catching up with all of our community members. We would not be here without your warmth and care. We appreciate you, Brigitte!

Blended: How I’m Getting My Kids to Make Their Lunches

When the lunch-packing honeymoon wanes, here's some sound advice on getting your kids to help with this important daily chore! These three rules get us all involved in making easy, healthy lunch choices

Summer gives us different opportunities to share what Bertschi is doing to be more sustainable. We were happy to host faculty members from South Seattle Community College and Cleveland High School to learn more about your living building. Special thanks to the wonderful Stacy Smedley from Skanska.

It's water week at the Bertschi camps! We hope you are enjoying the sun as much as we are.

The sun came out for our last day of school and annual field day at Volunteer Park.  This year's "Lawn Party" included challenging games and a highly entertaining half time show.

The sun came out for our last day of school and annual field day at Volunteer Park. This year's "Lawn Party" included challenging games and a highly entertaining half time show.

How media literacy can help students discern fake news

So grateful to be part of PBS NewsHour special last night on #medialiteracy. Check out our third graders and a highlight from Niamh, one of our 3rd grade teachers #ilovebertschi Recognizing bias in news stories is one form of media literacy. Spotting when the news is totally fabricated is something else entirely. How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to ad...

Every year fourth graders collaborate to plan and implement their own simulated food truck business. This multidisciplinary unit incorporates math, writing, public speaking, geography, design thinking, and the art of negotiation. Today we received a visit from Napkin Friends, who served us food, gave us business advice, and even let us tour the truck!

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2227 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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