West Seattle back-to-school week: Some start Tuesday

Though Wednesday is the big back-to-school day this week, with Seattle Public Schools and others starting classes, tomorrow (Tuesday) is the first day for the major West Seattle parochial schools:

*Holy Family School (20th/Roxbury), which starts a new Spanish-English dual-language program this year. Principal Frank Cantwell tells WSB, “We have hired seven bilingual teachers from Mexico, South America and Spain. Our Pre-School, Pre Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students will be learning half their subjects in Spanish and half in English. Each year, we will include the next grade up.”

*Holy Rosary School (42nd/Genesee), which has a new office administrator and is also looking forward to this year’s WestFest family festival, less than 2 weeks away.

*Hope Lutheran School (42nd/Oregon), where principal Kristen Okabayashi says much is new this year, including the new Singapore-based math curriculum “Math in Focus” for K-8 classrooms, an updated computer lab “with all-new computers and virtualization technology,” two new teachers, a new afternoon preschool class for 4-year-olds, and remodeled school-entrance and school-lobby areas.

*Our Lady of Guadalupe School (34th/Myrtle)

*Seattle Lutheran High School (41st/Genesee), which has a new principal this year, Dave Meyer (as reported here in June). Co-housed St. Christopher Academy also starts tomorrow.

(If we missed any West Seattle school that starts classes tomorrow, please let us know so we can add. Thanks!)

1 Reply to "West Seattle back-to-school week: Some start Tuesday"

  • coffee September 3, 2012 (10:33 pm)

    Don’t forget the school zones when driving!

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