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 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 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, parents, 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


Going Green

University Cooperative School is Going Green in a big way! Guided by the standards for becoming a certified Washington Green School and fueled by students'…


Open House

Prospective families are invited to join us on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 PM at school. No RSVP needed.


8th Annual Mudfest

Kicking of another fabulous school year with pie, cider, play and ... MUD! October 20 at Cowen Park.


Tours Start Oct. 24

See our school in action! Tours include time observing classrooms and meeting teachers.