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UCDS in Seattle Met Magazine


Seattle Met Magazine recently published an article that profiles ten Seattle area independent schools. Take a scroll and learn about the unique educational opportunities around town.

Here is what they had to say about UCDS…

Students Young and Old

University Child Development School, Grades: PS–5

Every year, this elementary school in the University District chooses a theme; for 2018 the pick is trace. Teachers base their curriculum around this topic. Sometimes it’s literal, like students tracing drawings in art class. Or they might read mysteries and trace the clues, study maps and trace the geopolitical boundaries, or trace the evolution of musical instruments throughout history. During recess, though, you can trace kids’ whereabouts to the new playground installed this summer. The outdoor space got a real-life Chutes and Ladders treatment, with a labyrinthine climbing gym and a huge tunnel slide connecting the upper and lower areas. Most likely in the fall of 2019, the school will see an influx of students way older than its current crop of elementary schoolers: UCDS will operate a graduate-level school, called the College for School Culture, offering the adults a master’s in education within its own walls, and the kids a supply of future teachers to support the younger grades. The twisty slide, however, may be off limits to the grad students.