Montlake Elementary Modernization and Addition Project
The existing school building will be modernized and an addition will be built.
Montlake Elementary has moved to the John Marshall School interim site, 520 NE Ravenna Boulevard, for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years.
- Pre-design phase complete
- Schematic design complete
- Design development phase complete
- Construction documents/permitting phase in progress
- Bid and award phase complete
- Construction in progress
- School opens Fall 2025
Progress updates are posted for the previous month.
Major activity in October
- Received building permit.
- Completed drilling of 45 out of 105 geothermal wells.
- Continued exporting soil to John Rogers Elementary School for site preparation at that project.
- Prepared for expected heavy rains during winter months.
- Began site excavations for placement of concrete footings.
Major activity expected in November
- Continue excavation for concrete footings.
- Begin below-grade waterproofing.
- Begin placing re-bar for concrete footings.
These images show architect’s drawings of how the new school might look.
Virtual community update — December 2022
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
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School Design Advisory Team (SDAT)
Early in the design process, representatives from the school community come together to form a school’s SDAT. SDATs typically include school and district staff, parents, and community members. Students are sometimes included for all or part of the process. The project construction managers also take part. Learn more about the Montlake Elementary School SDAT.
Virtual Community Meeting – June 2022
Thank you to all who could join us for the community update on Thursday, June 2.
Community Update Presentation-June 2022
About the Project
The 2-story existing school building is a designated Seattle Landmark. The 22,447 square-foot landmarked building will be renovated and modernized.
The proposed design includes renovations to the existing landmarked building and construction of a new 3-story addition.
Designed for current and future students
Once complete, the school will provide an equitable learning space for up to 500 K-5 elementary students. It will meet district educational standards while reflecting the input from the school design advisory team comprised of school leaders, students, parents, and community members.
The addition will be set into the site with a roofline height that respects the scale of the current school building and neighborhood.
- Accessibility will be built in throughout the campus to ensure everyone can attend or visit the school.
- Classrooms will be arranged with a variety of shared learning spaces to support academic success for every student.
Safety and security
Students, families, and visitors will be welcomed through a new entry plaza on the northeast side of the of the addition.
Visitors will enter through a single access point, the secure main entrance that invites them into the administrative office for check-in before entering the school.
New outdoor learning spaces will be constructed on the east side of the landmarked school building. A central play courtyard will provide a direct connection to the garden terraces. A second-floor learning and play terrace will directly connect to classrooms.
Building a sustainable future
Sustainable design features will be built in to work toward the
district goals for clean energy and renewable resources, including a high-performing building envelope and the installation of solar panels.
Temporary Move — 2023-24 and 2024-25 School Years
Montlake Elementary School will move to the John Marshall School interim site, 520 NE Ravenna Blvd, during construction. School bus transportation will be provided.
Design Firm: DLR Group
General Contractor/Construction Management Firm (GC/CM): Skanska
Project Budget: $64.8 million
Funding Source: Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.
Project Manager: Paul Wight, email@example.com, 206-252-0648
Montlake Elementary School
2409 22nd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112