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    We're Building a New Kimball Elementary School!

    Construction Starts Summer 2021

    Kimball Elementary will be relocated to the interim site at Van Asselt School, 7201 Beacon Ave. S., for the 2021-22 school year and the 2022-23 school year.


    • Predesign phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction documents/permitting phase complete
    • Bid and award phase begins in progress
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
      • Phase I begins on or about July 16, 2021
      • Includes early demolition of the above-grade structure of the main building and all portables
      • Phase II start date to be determined
      • Includes demolition of the foundation, grading, construction of the new building, and site work
    • School opens Fall 2023

    Current Phase: Bid and Award

    Virtual Community Meeting

    An online meeting was held Thursday, May 20, 2021. The meeting was recorded.

    View it here using passcode 2.v9*Q7Y

    PDF of Presentation from Meeting

    Project Design

    The new three-story Kimball Elementary School will provide the spaces and resources that students need for academic success. A collaborative process resulted in a plan that preserves valuable outdoor spaces that will be used for both education and recreation. The design is organized into learning clusters with classrooms surrounding learning commons. It will have secure points of entry with visitor access controlled by the administration office.

    Sustainable design features work toward the district goal of net-zero energy usage including a geothermal heating system, energy-efficient lighting, and solar panel readiness for a future installation.

    A School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) that included the principal, staff, teachers, parents, and community members advised the school architect. This collaborative approach resulted in an equitable, safe, and inspiring learning environment for the Kimball school community. The new school building was thoughtfully designed to fit into the neighborhood with color choices that reflect natural elements. A canopy will provide a waiting and gathering area near the front entrance.

    Tour the New School

    View an animated video tour of the new school building from NAC Architecture.

    Kimball Virtual Design Tour Walkthrough from Seattle Public Schools (SPSTV) on Vimeo.

    Design Drawings


    Recent Progress

    Progress updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

    Major Activity in June 2021

    Phase I Demolition

    • SDCI issued permit
    • Utility cut and cap by local jurisdictions

    Phase II construction

    • Advertisement and bidding
    • Interim school site
      • Move existing school contents to Van Asselt School – _Interim Site
    • SPS salvage completed

    Major Activity Planned for July 2021

    Phase I Demolition

    • Site access and mobilization
    • Start hazardous material abatement

    Phase II Construction

    • Bid opening
    • Contract execution

    About the Project

    The district will build a new 3-story replacement school building for Kimball Elementary. The approximately 95,000 square foot school will meet the district's elementary educational specifications and provide space for up to 650 students.

    Design firm: NAC Architecture

    Contractor: TBD

    Project manager: Paul Wight,, 206.252.0648

    Project Budget: $86.4M

    Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.

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    3200 23rd Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98144

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