University Cooperative School

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Now enrolling Pre-K through 5th grade for Fall 2024

Where childhood is a journey, not a race

University Cooperative School is a progressive, community-oriented Pre-K through 5th Grade elementary 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 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 elementary school, community is a cornerstone of our school culture. Families choose the University Cooperative School for its dynamic and supportive community of educators, caregivers, and children. We work 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


Rise & Shine Campaign

Introducing our Rise & Shine campaign!  We invite you to learn more about our expansion, remodel, and campaign to celebrate and support 50 years of…


Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series

The 2023-24 Equity & Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series is presented by POCIS Seattle. It offers communities and beyond the opportunity to connect, learn, and engage…


Tour our school!

School tours continue throughout January 2024! We're excited to welcome you to our community. Come see our students and teachers in action and get answers…


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…