University Cooperative School

(206) 524-0653

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Where childhood is a journey, not a race

University Cooperative School is a progressive, community-oriented Pre-K through 5th Grade school in Seattle’s North University District. Since 1975, we have valued children and celebrated childhood – that wonderfully rambunctious journey of a lifetime.


We meet children where they are, offering supports and challenges without rushing. Children leave University Cooperative School as confident speakers and thinkers, builders and social justice advocates, bike riders and skiers, artists and learners.


As a cooperative school, community is a cornerstone of our school culture. Families choose the University Cooperative School for its dynamic and supportive community of educators, parent/guardians, and children working together to make the school go and grow.


The Admissions Team seeks families of all backgrounds that value cooperative education. There is no cookie-cutter University Cooperative School student, which is part of what makes our school so exciting! We welcome applications for all grades.

News & Happenings


Tour our school!

School tours will continue throughout January. Come see our students and teachers in action and get answers to all of your questions. We're excited to…


Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series

University Co-op is proud to partner with local NWAIS schools to present The Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series. This program provides the opportunity to…


Outdoor Learning at U Co-op

Our school values time spent in the great outdoors!  We use our neighborhood parks for a dynamic outdoor learning program. Every day, we spend time…


Covid 19 Safety

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are closely adhering to all CDC and WA Department of Health and state…