At University Co-op students feel that their school is their home away from home. We intentionally designed our
spaces to be inviting, comfortable, and cozy. You will find our spaces filled with natural light, rich wood,
and tall banks of windows. Many of our spaces are open and airy. There are also several cozy reading lofts
and nooks, ideal for flopping down with a book. Once you tour our school, you will agree—it just feels good!
We are blessed with the lush green oasis of Cowen Park and playground just a hop, skip, and a few jumps down
the block. The University Co-op kids climb trees, build forts, and play countless games at the park daily.
We often do nature explorations and studies along the five
miles of hiking trails in the forested ravine that connects Cowen Park and Ravenna Park.
The pea patch
University Co-op kids enjoy learning and working in the garden at their very own pea patch. We share our
harvest of fruits and vegetable with the University Food Bank.
Beyond our block
University Co-op’s learning space extends beyond our block to the wide and wondrous community of our
neighborhood, city, and the Pacific Northwest. You will find the University Co-op kids asking questions
of the mayor in his office downtown, picking up live salmon eggs at the hatchery in Issaquah, going
to see President Obama at University of Washington, exploring low tide at Carkeek Park, biking in the
San Juan Islands, camping at Indianola, traveling to Portland by train, and much more.