Emerald City School

A comprehensive, inclusive, and nurturing instructional setting for students with learning difficulties in grades 1 through 8.

We, at ECS, understand that different interventions vary in their effectiveness. Moreover, a “one size fits all” instructional approach does not serve the needs of every child. Whether your child needs help in reading, writing, math, oral language, organization, executive function, or social skills, our caring and skilled faculty will utilize methods of instruction drawn from the latest evidence-based research to ensure that your child’s individual needs are met.

We are dedicated to being nimble and contemporary as an organization – our approach will pivot based on your child’s learning patterns and responses as well as evolving evidence-based research. We are committed to serving the whole child in concert with his/her family. A team effort is a critical element to success.

Learning should be engaging and experiential. We take pride in exposing our students to the many and varied experiential learning opportunities that await them outside of the traditional classroom walls. Fine arts opportunities and educational resources are outside our doors in the heart of Seattle and its diverse neighborhoods. These resources complement the well-rounded educational experience that students receive while attending Emerald City School.

Our interventions include direct instruction and learning strategy models. We draw from the latest research, which has identified other successful instructional strategies such as:

Controlling task difficulty
Repetition and practice
Small interactive groups
Directed questioning and responding
Strategy cueing
Teaching for generalization
Monitoring student learning

[12/09/16]   Hello families of ECS. Today, December 9th, we will be running on a 2-hour delayed start schedule due to snow and weather conditions.

Robots at ECS!

A couple weeks ago we began our after-school Robotics Club. Led by Mr. Farrow, the students of Emerald City were taught the basics of robotics using the LEGO Mindstorm EV3. We are excited to continue working with Mr. Farrow and learn as much as we can about the ins and outs of robotics and coding!

Before we enter holiday break, before we exchange and open gifts, before we make our lists, before we start to say "I want..." we give to those less fortunate.

Our food drive has been a success and we are still collecting!

We raised over $150.00 in our Change for Change drive as part of our WE Day year long project.

We hand wrote holiday cards to all the people who help us on a daily basis- the building managers, cleaning crew, mailman, and even cards for the Monorail drivers who honk and wave to our students each day as we walk to the park bringing us instant joy.

We will be assembling our homeless kits soon so students can stash a couple in their cars for when they see someone who needs a snack, water, toothbrush, socks, and body wipes.

Perhaps the best part of being an educator is instilling the idea in students that giving a gift, donating time/goods, and always striving to be an active participant in the community in which they live is better than any present one may receive.

Last Friday we took an awesome field trip to the Pacific Science Center. We started the day by watching "A Beautiful Planet" at the IMAX theater and then solved a mystery in the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. As if that wasn't enough fun, we enjoyed the rest of our day exploring all the cool exhibits and experiments the Science Center has to offer!

Today is game day, Seahawks vs Bills! Ms. Ellie, one of our amazing teachers, just happens to be a Bills fan. To show her how much we appreciate her, the students of ECS surprised her with two tickets to tonights game. We are so lucky to have her and couldn't wait to surprise her and show our gratitude!

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520 Denny Way
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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