No grade school is perfect, nor is it entirely bad. Most have pluses and minuses. The key is to find a school for your child strong in areas that matter to you and with core values that resonate with your own. There are many independent schools in the Seattle area where a child can get an excellent education. Focus instead on whether the culture and atmosphere at a particular school are the ones you want determining your child’s moral growth and development. To that end, parents considering UCDS should read carefully the following releases from the United States Department of Justice and the Washington State Department of Early Learning regarding investigations conducted during the 2013-14 school year. Both investigations detail a concerning disregard for equity and justice by the current administrative leadership at UCDS. The behavior described is discordant with the school’s self-described values and with those of its accrediting organizations, the NWAIS and the NAIS. http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-decision-on-ucds-discrimination-complaint http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-1 http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-2 http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/usdoj-closing-letter-ucds-discrimination
This is the place my granddaughter goes, year-round. She is in her second year before kindergarten next year. The staff is personable and well-prepared to work with the children. The facility large and well -equipped. I have visited the classrooms and the large playground. An excellent choice for your pre-schoolers.
Great play space and teachers. Love that the staff really cares about each child and that every child can learn and develop at his or her own pace. Feels like a tight knit community with involved parents and teachers.