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The Community School of West Seattle (CSWS) is a unique and special place. Our strong committment to anti-bias practices and an 'Everyone is Welcome' policy gives our school a warm and inviting feel. Children are the focus here with an emphasis on supporting the family. Being here is really the best way to get a true sense of the school. Please schedule an observation today.


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If your child is turning 3 or older please email the office to schedule an observation today.



Our Mission
Built on the foundation of mutual respect the Community School of West Seattle provides and promotes a well balanced and comprehensive approach to early learning.

Our Values

Childhood is for Being a Child
The early years, birth to eight years old, are a time of intense discovery. Play is the vital work of childhood as young children learn by doing. We believe the more opportunities children have for hands on, sensory-based experiences, the more they learn about their world. Our multi-age approach allows children to work with, learn from, and support each other.

Excellence in Early Learning
Children learn all the time and are intrinsically motivated to do so. Our trained staff work in classrooms designed for the developmental needs of the children they serve. Teachers offer respectful engagement, intentional discovery, and purposeful experiences so that children can grasp the concepts that form the basis of all learning. We strive to develop each student socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically so that every child will gain a sense of self and life-long confidence.

Our Community
Families are an integral part of the experience at CSWS. Social and educational offerings are provided throughout the year and parents are actively engaged in many aspects of the school's operations. We live and practice our Anti-Bias foundation everyday by giving children the tools to advocate for themselves and others. Each individual is respected while learning to be a member of a community. We are passionate about the profession of early learning and are involved in the greater early childhood community; attending trainings, modeling our approach to other teachers and practicing community outreach.

The Community School of West Seattle (CSWS) admits and welcomes students and families of any race, color, nationality, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, family make-up or circumstances, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. CSWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, gender, ethnic and cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, family make-up or circumstances in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other school administered programs.


The Community School of West Seattle 9450 22nd Avenue SW Seattle  WA 98106 (206) 763-2081   Fax-206 762-2369
Contact us: office@cswsplay.org

The Community School of West Seattle is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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