University Cooperative School

5601 University Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105


Dear Families:

Welcome to our unique and wonderful school. If you are looking for a place where childhood is a journey and not a race, you have found it! We are committed to preserving childhood and making each school day joyful and meaningful. Our days are filled with wonder, discovery and laughter. At University Cooperative School, you will find children climbing trees, digging in the dirt, playing imaginative games, running in the grass, and so much more. You will also see children deeply engaged in their learning, working collaboratively as mathematicians, writers, scientists and artists, actively participating in class discussions and problem solving and creating a culture of kindness.

When you walk through our doors you will notice a great deal of respect and honoring of individuality from the teachers to the students, and among the students themselves.   At University Cooperative School, social and emotional learning and the creative arts are given equal footing with academics. Children love coming to school and truly thrive here.

Students graduate from our school with a strong sense of self, resilience, passion for learning, and compassion for others. We feel that these are the greatest gifts to have for the middle school years and beyond.

We welcome and value diverse families of all types and strive to create a diverse community of students and families. We also seek families who understand the benefits of a progressive, multi-age approach to learning, and who want to be involved in a cooperative school community.

Our school is a vibrant and magical place! Come and experience it for yourself. I encourage you to come to an open house, schedule a tour and contact me with any questions you have.

I look forward to meeting you!

Jeanne Garland
Business & Admissions Director