Exploring the Elementary Schools of North Seattle

Each elementary school in North Seattle has something unique to offer. While some focus on globalism and language learning, others turn their focus on teaching math and science or building a religious foundation. Find the best fit for you and your child by examining the offerings of each school, from the local public school to the establishments with the most unique offerings.

The Elementary Schools of North Seattle

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Northgate Elementary School

This Haller Lake public school is known for its solid commitment to each of its students. With 73% of the school population on the free and reduced cost lunch program, the school makes its mission to decrease the opportunity gap by setting small goals, paving an even path for each child to achieve his or her dreams. Time and again, parents are blown away by the commitment teachers demonstrate.

North Seattle French School

With a core theme of bilingual education, this school teaches in both French and English. Students learn French (or English, or both) the same way they learn their first language: by speaking it. In addition to fostering fluency in two languages, the school encourages a global perspective through cultural representation and education. The curriculum is built from the best of French and American teaching styles with a focus on creative problem solving and learning by doing. Parents are invited to monthly coffee talks to openly discuss different aspects of learning and school life.

Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM School

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine, which Hazel Wolf makes a priority for its students. For grades 3-5, average student proficiency is significantly higher in not only math and science but in all tested material. (Grades K-2 are not tested in the same way, and scores for grades 6-8 are more nuanced.) The school seeks to empower a new generation of creative, critical, and empathetic thinkers. Students are invited to take part in an annual overnight field study to get their hands dirty with environmental science.

Christ the King Catholic School

This small Catholic school consists of roughly 200 students spanning from preschool to 8th grade. The core tenets of the school are faith, academics, communication, and citizenship. Students are encouraged to be active and thoughtful community members, striving to do good at all times. Students come together in mixed age groups for a rich variety of extracurriculars such as band, sports, choir, and robotics.

As the expression goes, “The more ways you teach, the more kids you reach.” If you fall in love with a school in North Seattle, consider making Haller Post your home, a spacious apartment complex surrounded by parks and natural areas to bring the kids.

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North Seattle Life: The Best Family Activities

Living in North Seattle brings families closer together. Rather than wasting hours on commute, parents live close to work and can spend more time at home. The prime location is also close to the action. See where North Seattle families are making memories every day.

The Best Family Activities in North Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo

Suburban families may visit the zoo twice a year, but nearby people can buy annual memberships and visit as often as they like. Children watch the baby animals grow and develop a strong sense of empathy from spending time with all the critters.


zoo-themed lego set with bear, giraffe, tiger, seals, dinosaurs, zookeeper, doctor, and police

LEGO® fans will fall in love with this play space. Children 18 months and up can learn to build and play with large and small blocks, train sets, and special pieces designed to stimulate the imagination. At age 4, children gain access to the upstairs zone where they can put together advanced LEGO® sets (although creative construction is always welcome).

Meanwhile, parents can relax in the lounge, enjoying a coffee and a bite to eat while the kids play within eyesight. Children are encouraged to practice sharing and cooperative play in this positive community environment.

Creative Dance Center

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This dance studio offers a variety of classes for all ages, but there is a singular opportunity for family time offered at this small location.

Parent-child classes are a chance to support your child’s growth and development as they explore their world. Infant classes (2 months to pre-walking) are all about multi-sensory learning, tummy time, and the love of music. Toddler classes (walking to 2.5 and 2.5 to 4 years) help children gain confidence as they learn fun and creative dance moves. Parents, caregivers, and siblings are welcome.

Carkeek Park

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North Seattle may be an urban center, but it is also home to a 220-acre space of forests, wetlands, meadows, creeks, and stretches of beach. A family can spend all day exploring the various trails, enjoying a wholesome picnic, and getting their feet wet.

Near the center of Piper’s Creek Trail is Piper’s Orchard which had been lost in the wilderness for decades before being rediscovered, still growing mouth-watering heirloom apples. Surrounding it are forgotten gardens and family farms that have grown wild with berry bushes and trees.

At the north end, a salmon-themed playground will let your kids burn their energy while surrounded by fresh air and wildlife, all within Seattle city limits.

A family can thrive in North Seattle with numerous opportunities to get together both indoors and out in nature. The location may be urban, but the Seattle city planners have ensured that a dose of greenery is never too far away. Find a home in North Seattle today at Haller Post Apartments.

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