UCDS Institute

Philosophy & Research

Designed by teachers for teachers

Every resource associated with the UCDS Institute is designed by our faculty. The goal of the UCDS Institute is to provide all educators with access to quality professional development.

A long history of innovation

At UCDS, we thrive in an environment where learning and evolving is paramount. Our long history as a lab school lends itself to our innovative foundation of collaborative teaching and learning. Partnerships with other educators and researchers from around the world enable our faculty to hone their craft, evolve professionally and share ideas with others. This shared “growth mindset” culture is the Institute’s most valuable asset.

The Latest

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How can we create a well balanced family and child? Jane Griffin provides some informative tips on how to build and maintain a healthy work-life balance for the entire family,…


Our Assistant Director of Admissions, Jane Griffin, gives us a closer look inside PSIS, Puget Sound Independent Schools. She shares details about the committees within PSIS and what benefits it poses,…