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, 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


Pre-K Program Blasts off!

Breaking News... University Co-op now starts in Pre-K!  We are so pleased to welcome our inaugural class of terrific Pre-K students and their families to…


Outdoor Learning at U Co-op

Our school is back to in-person learning! We are utilizing our neighborhood parks for a dynamic fall program of primarily outdoor learning! We are excited…


Covid 19 Safety

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are closely adhering to all Department of Health (DOH) and state OSPI guidelines…


2020 Open House & School Tours

In order to keep our community as safe as possible, we plan to hold virtual tours this fall. Tour dates will be published soon.