Seattle World School

1700 E Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Main Office: 206-252-2200
Office Phone: 206-252-2200
Fax: 206-252-2201

Seattle World School Profile

Service School

Grades 6 – 12

Seattle World School is Seattle Public Schools’ culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20). It is one of only a few schools in the country designed as a preliminary entry point for immigrant children in their quest for academic achievement and full participation in American society.

School Leadership and Board District

Building History and Information Building History

Community Partners at SWS Community resources and programs at Seattle World 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,

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.

Seattle World 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.


The original 1940 building and 1960 addition at T.T. Minor were renovated and re-purposed to house the Seattle World School program. The school opened Fall 2016.

Levy Approved : 2013

Budget : $14 million

Project Description

Seattle World School is Seattle Public Schools’ culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20).

The existing building was renovated and enlarged to 53,000 square feet for the Seattle World School, a culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20). It will accommodate up to 360 students. An on-site community health clinic and a network of service providers occupy specifically designed spaces to serve this population.

As part of the modernization, the mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded, and the interior finishes were replaced or revitalized. The wood frame addition houses the commons and includes the kitchen, cafeteria and stage as well as school administration space.

Sustainability Features

  • Reuse of existing building and recycling of construction debris
  • Strategically placed windows and skylights
  • LED light fixtures and automated lighting controls
  • Thermal pane windows
  • Rain garden to capture storm water from the roof and paved surfaces
  • Roof-mounted solar panels to heat water

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 $150 million Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics (BTA I) capital Levy was approved by voters in February 1998. BTA I funded more than 465 small and large facility projects at every school in the city. The projects included safety and security upgrades, roof and window replacements and technology and athletic field upgrades.

  • 2004 : Elevator work at T.T. Minor
  • 2000 : Fire Alarm/Elevator, Technology at T.T. Minor

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these Levy funds from 2017 through 2022.