When you take a unique approach to something, you yield a unique outcome. At Lynnwood’s Soundview School, by treating every child as a leader, empowered to make a positive difference, it builds a solid foundation for success.
“We pride ourselves in the benefits and outcomes that our unique and intentionally small school brings – we get to know our families well, and our students leave Soundview as curious, confident and capable young people,” says Richard Nelson, Director of Advancement at Soundview School.
As an independent school in Lynwood, Washington, Soundview answers to its students, their parents and its community. By valuing diversity and safety, the Soundview experience is grounded in five core beliefs: international mindedness, social justice, environmental sustainability, design thinking and multi-age learning.
In recognizing some of the unique challenges students face, Soundview incorporates those discussions as part of the learning process. As our community tackles issues regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, for example, Soundview explores topics surrounding race and culture in the classrooms.
“Scholarships are another way that we address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion because it’s good to talk about diversity, but it is better to walk the talk,” Nelson notes. “Fifteen per cent of our budget is dedicated to financial aid for students, and the majority of that to BIPOC students.”
A well-established financial aid program and reducing tuition costs helps ensure Soundview is open to a broad spectrum of students, so as many as possible are able to attend.
Built on shared educational philosophies, as opposed to shared geography, if their philosophies and respect for students resonates with you, your child might find a home at Soundview.
“We make it very clear: we welcome students and families without regard to race, gender identification, or ability,” Nelson adds. “Even with all of the classwork involved, our classrooms are joyous places where all students are respected.”
Offering programs for Primary Years, from pre-school to five years of age, and Middle Years, from ages 6-8, with camps and after school programs as well, there’s something for everyone.
Does Soundview sound too good to be true? This is where Soundview excels.
It’s time to experience their classrooms for yourself! To learn more, visit them online today.