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Yellow Wood Academy

Private | 3-4, 6-7, 9-12 | 58 students

One-to-one customized instruction for students with different learning styles.

 

Living in Mercer Island

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $741,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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Posted July 20, 2008

Great school for bright kids the public schools are not serving well. My son had learning issues. By 10th grade he did not seem likely to graduate. After moving to ETC he blossomed both academically and socially. He is now working towards a computer engineering degree.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 20%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public School
Private Independent School
Boarding School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Ruth Hayes-Short
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Direct instruction
  • GED
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • WOIS training

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Stroum JCC
  • Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
60
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
60
Students typically come from these schools
Public School
Private Independent School
Boarding School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
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9655 SE 36th St Ste 101
Mercer Island, WA 98040
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Phone: (206) 236-1095

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