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University Temple Children's School

1415 NE 43rd Street
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 634-2615


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At UTCS, we provide experiences for the whole child that:
-Value fun and center on the child’s interests.
-Build skills through repetition and natural progression.
-Foster curiosity.
-Recognize and appreciate individual differences.
-Allow children to explore emotions in a safe environment.
-Develop strong problem solving skills.
-Help acquire behaviors and skills that promote physical, social, academic and emotional development.

Our UTCS community supports:
-Small classes where authentic relationships can grow.
-Opportunities for building connections with other families.
-Exploration of the world outside our doors.

Graduates of UTCS will be:
-Competent, confident members of the community.
-Lifelong learners excited for new experiences.
-Able to maintain and develop new friendships.
-Good stewards of the world around them.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on