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Giddens School

Private | PK-5 | 185 students

 
 

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted June 15, 2005

This school is awesome. I trust the staff and i can tell they have a passion for what they do. They are individual focused, and really give my babies what they need. Parental involvement is, as always, what you make it, but they are never shy on gettng you involved and staying in touch with how your child is doing. What can i say, they are the best!
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Posted April 16, 2005

Parental involvment is very high. Staff is exceptional. Amazing anti-bias curriculum. Accredited for early childhood education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 60%
Two or more races 30% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black 6% 5%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Robert Kogane
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • ECIS
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (206) 322-0923

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$12000 - $17000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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620 - 20th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
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Phone: (206) 324-4847

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