School Design and Construction

School Building Specifications

School Building Educational Specifications and Sustainability in School Design

This page provides information on the educational specifications for each grade group and information on sustainability goals and strategies for new or renovated schools.

Educational Specifications

Seattle Public Schools has educational specifications (Ed Specs) that provide districtwide standards for school buildings and furnishings. These specifications are aligned with the district’s strategic plan, Seattle Excellence.
Ed Specs are the starting point for designing new schools or major modernization projects.

Sustainability Goals and Strategies

This report shares the district’s vision for a sustainable future. It includes the goals, recommendations, and pathways needed to move toward a climate positive, zero-waste, and responsible water future.