Option Schools in Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools has a number of option schools that families can request during Open Enrollment.
Option schools typically have GeoZones providing tiebreaker priority for students who live near them. There are tiebreakers for those who apply to attend — siblings (have a sibling already there) is first, GeoZone second and lottery third.
People must apply to attend an option school. No one is automatically assigned (other than those continuing throughout their years at the school.) Applications received during Open Enrollment will be eligible for applicable tiebreakers — applications received after Feb. 24 are late, do not receive tiebreaker priorities, and are much less likely to result in your student being assigned to the school (or program) of your choice.
Option schools also have Transportation Zones, indicating where students are expected to walk to school and where the district provides transportation.
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School
5950 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106
Main Office: 206-252-8450
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School Website
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 STEM offers a rounded curriculum incorporates science, technology, engineering and math.
Cascadia Elementary School
Interim site at Lincoln
4400 Interlake Ave., Seattle, WA 98103
Main Office: 206-252-5914
Cascadia Elementary School Website
Cascadia offers a significantly accelerated curriculum in reading, math, science, and social studies to students who are Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) eligible. Please visit our advanced learning webpage for more information about HCC.
Cedar Park Elementary School
13224 37th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Main Office: 206-252-3592
Listed as a Seattle landmark, Cedar Park was built in 1959 and has been leased to an Art Community for the past 30 years. The building is a SPS Building Excellence project that will renovate and modernize the building, including updates to building systems, and structural upgrades for earthquake safety and to comply with current codes. In November 2016, the School Board voted to designate Cedar Park as an option school.
The Center High School
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109
Main Office: 206-252-9850
The Center High School Website
The Center School High School is a rigorous, college-prep, academic curriculum focused on the arts and community engagement.
Grover Cleveland STEM High School
5511 15th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108
Main Office: 206-252-7800
Grover Cleveland STEM High School Website
Cleveland STEM High School offers a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, with a focus on project-based learning and 1:1 technology.
Licton Springs K-8 School (formerly Pinehurst)
4400 Interlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
Main Office: 206-252-6000
Licton Springs K-8 School Website
Licton Springs K-8 combines a Native-centered curriculum with Pinehurst's experience-based, multicultural, social justice education.
F.A. McDonald International Elementary School
144 NE 54th St Seattle, WA 98105
Main Office: 206-252-2900
F.A. McDonald International Elementary School Website
McDonald International Elementary is a language immersion school, (offering instruction in Spanish and Japanese in addition to English), offering a curriculum infused with global awareness and cultural competence at every grade level.
Nova High School
2410 E Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98122
Main Office: 206-252-3500
Nova High School Website
Nova High School offers an a alternative Learning Experience school where students work alongside teachers to create schedules and learning plans. Students must attend an orientation before being accepted.
Orca K-8 School
5215 46th Ave S Seattle, WA 98118
Main Office: 206-252-6900
Orca K-8 School Website
ORCA K-8 offers a unique, hands-on environmental science program, a progressive approach to education, with social, emotional, and project based learning, all leading to its capstone Social Justice and Film Academies for the upper grades.
Pathfinder K-8 School
1901 SW Genesee St Seattle, WA 98106
Main Office: 206-252-9710
Pathfinder K-8 School Website
Pathfinder K-8 offers an expeditionary Learning, classroom loops and multi-age classrooms, and curriculum that weaves in outdoor education and field work.
Queen Anne Elementary School
411 Boston St Seattle, WA 98109
Main Office: 206-252-2480
Queen Anne Elementary School Website
Queen Anne Elementary follows QAE's Five Pillars with a technology focus. As a Creative Approach School (CAS), joining Project Based Learning (PBL) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Five Pillars.
Salmon Bay K-8 School
1810 NW 65th St Seattle, WA 98117
Main Office: 206-252-1720
Salmon Bay K-8 School Website
Salmon Bay K-8 an alternative school with specialists in the arts, physical education, library and literacy who enhance the school's ability to implement a whole child approach to education that balances the academic, physical, and social/emotional needs of students.
Seattle World School / Orientation Center
1700 E. Union St Seattle, WA 98112
Main Office: 206-252-2200
Seattle World School / Orientation Center Website
Seattle World School offers students rigorous academics supported by social-emotional development opportunities and life skills.
Skills Center High School
Skills Center school profile and application
Main Office: 206-252-0730
Skills Center High School Website
The Seattle Skills Center is a district program that provides tuition-free, hands-on career training for SPS high school students, offering them an opportunity to try out high demand careers while earning high school credit.
South Shore K-8 School
4800 S Henderson St Seattle, WA 98118
Main Office: 206-252-7600
South Shore K-8 School Website
South Shore PreK-8 serves students across a 10-year educational span that focuses on social-emotional learning and wellness, high quality academics, innovative math and science opportunities, and specialty classes in arts, music and Mandarin.
John Stanford International Elementary School at Latona
4057 5th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105
Main Office: 206-252-6080
John Stanford International Elementary School at Latona Website
John Stanford International Elementary offers a rounded elementary school curriculum with dual-language immersion programs in Spanish and Japanese.
Thornton Creek Elementary School
7712 40th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98115
Main Office: 206-252-5300
Thornton Creek Elementary School Website
Thornton Creek Elementary Project- and theme-based curriculum that emphasizes the development of both knowledge and character using expeditionary learning.
TOPS K-8 School (The Option Program at Seward)
2500 Franklin Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
Main Office: 206-252-3510
TOPS K-8 School Website
TOPS K-8 offers an alternative K-8 school dedicated to giving our students a complete education while emphasizing themes of social justice and citizenship.
Hazel Wolf K-8 School
11530 12th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115
Main Office: 206-252-3580
Hazel Wolf K-8 School Website
Hazel Wolf K-8 offers a rounded program with a focus on environmental science. (E-STEM)