Licton Springs K-8 Public Option School

Licton Springs K-8 is a public Option School for the Broadview neighborhood. Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, students in the Broadview-Thompson, Northgate, Greenwood, Bagley, and Olympic View Elementary attendance areas are eligible for school-bus transportation to our temporary location in Wallingford.

If you are looking for a school that is dynamic, respectful, and student centered, while dedicated to equality, compassion, and social justice –Licton Springs K-8 may be the school for your child! Licton Springs K-8 (formerly known as Pinehurst K-8, and before that Alternative School #1), has been providing students with a hands-on, project based, social-justice curriculum since 1970, and now has a new focus on Native American experience.

We will be holding school tours and an open house in preparation for student open enrollment. All events will be at our temporary location in the South Wing of the Lincoln Building, 4400 Interlake Avenue N., in the Wallingford neighborhood. We are free, public school open to any student in Seattle Public Schools.

Evening Open House – Wednesday, February 25th, from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Daytime Tours – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30, February 19th, 24th, and 26th; March 3rd and 5th.

What will you find at Licton Springs K-8?

-An intimate, compassionate learning community where every student is cherished for their unique gifts and talents, where different learning styles are respected and encouraged, and where all hearts and minds are welcomed.

-A student-driven approach where children have the freedom to explore their interests and follow their natural curiosity, lighting a passion for learning that they will carry throughout their life.

– Hands on-projects and experiential learning methods that keep school connected to the real world, engaging students beyond the limits of the typical classroom.

– A focus on Native American heritage that honors the history, experience, culture, and world view of indigenous people, creating a supportive environment for Native students, while honoring and respecting the diverse, multi-cultural background of all our students.

– A passion for social justice and environmental education that encourages students to advocate for issues important to themselves, their community, and the world – helping them become the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

– An emphasis on high academic expectations, critical thinking, and high-quality presentation that encourages students of every level of ability to grow and excel. Our graduates leave fully prepared for high-school, with research, writing, and project management skills far beyond the typical middle-school experience.

– An emphasis on the arts, including dance through a partnership with the Pacific North Ballet, Native American carving, film studies, and other art projects. We incorporate art and creative expression throughout our curriculum.

– A commitment to fully serve and address the needs of all students, from the highly gifted to the highly challenged, in a supportive and inclusive community, and to fully support the needs of special education students.

We are temporarily located in the Lincoln Building in Wallingford. In the fall of 2017 we will move to our new, permanent home in the Licton Springs Neighborhood, at 1330 N 90th Street.

Bus transportation is provided for students living in the Jane Addams or Eckstein middle-school service areas, and for students in the Broadview-Thompson, Northgate, Greenwood, Bagley, and Olympic View Elementary attendance areas. SPS provided ORCA cards are available for any student in grade 6-8 who is more than 2 miles from the school, anywhere in the city. For our attendance area map, go to:

For more information about our school, call the office at – 206.252.6000, or go to our official SPS website –

John Chapman,

Chairperson, Licton Springs K-8 Site Council (PTO)


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