The Center School

305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Main Office: 206-252-9850
Office Phone: 206-252-9850
Fax: 206-252-9851

The Center School Profile

Option School Geographic Zone Map

The Center School is a rigorous, college-prep, academic-curriculum focused on the arts and community engagement.

School Leadership and Board District

Community Partners at The Center School Community resources and programs at The Center School


CSIP and School Report

About CSIP

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is an action plan for each school that identifies the areas a school plans to focus on in the current and coming school year, the performance goals they want students to achieve, and how the school plans to collaboratively meet these goals.

The plans are updated regularly to reflect the strategies being used at each school. This document also serves as the school-wide improvement plan for our Title I schools

About School Reports

School Reports show a brief snapshot of a school’s academic growth, student climate, accountability, family and staff engagement, and overall school performance.

School reports are produced by the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for each school and district in the state and updated periodically throughout the year as data becomes available.

Questions about school reports? Contact us: Research and Evaluation Department, research@seattleschools.org

About School Climate Surveys

School Climate Surveys are used for school-level improvements, climate surveys are given to all staff, students and families each year. The staff and student surveys are given to respective groups in person at schools; the family survey occurs in the spring.

The Center School Levy Projects

Here you will find an overview of work completed by school levies.

Levies are a primary funding source for construction, renovations, safety and security upgrades, major maintenance, classroom technology and technology infrastructure, academics support projects and athletic field and track improvements.

Seismic Report: The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Earthquake safety/seismic improvements projects are funded through the voter-supported Building Excellence (BEX) and Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) capital levies. Visit the Capital Projects webpage to read the most recent report.

BEX II

Levy Approved: 2001

Project Description

Two floors of the Seattle Center House were renovated to house The Center School.

  • School Size: 17,500 gross square feet
  • Capacity: 300 students
  • Site Size: 20 acres housing 21 arts, science, and sports organizations
  • Total Cost: $5.4 million
  • Completion Date: September 2002
  • Architect: Bassetti Architects
  • Contractor: Stone Ridge, Spokane, WA
  • Award: 2003 DesignShare Awards from the C/S Group and School Construction News

About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

The $398 million Building Excellence II (BEX II) was approved by Seattle voters in 2001 to replace the expiring BEX I Capital Levy. It paid for renovation or new construction of schools throughout the district.