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    Who We Are

    Queen Anne Elementary (QAE) is both an Option School and a Creative Approach School in Seattle Public Schools for grades K-5. We welcome families from across Seattle, with priority during open enrollment given to families in our geographic zone.

    An Option School does not have an attendance area boundary. Families can request to attend QAE. Students apply to attend an Option School, as no one is automatically assigned (other than those continuing throughout their years at the school).

    As a Creative Approach School, we join Project Based Learning (PBL) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Five Pillars. Being a Creative Approach School impacts our hiring practices and curricula selection. When QAE first opened several years ago, all staff chose to adopt our educational philosophy focused on PBL, SEL and our Five Pillars. Since then, all subsequent hiring has ensured that new staff are aligned with our philosophy, teaching practices and curricula. As a Creative Approach School, QAE aligns with WA state standards by selecting curricula that best meets the needs of our students academically, emotionally and socially.


    Our Five Pillars have shaped and defined the work we do as a school since 2010. We are self-directed learners. We encourage each other to think critically and learn more. We are concerned, confident and compassionate citizens of the world. We learn everywhere. We learn together. We are creative.

    Our Five Pillars focus on 21st century learning skills that we practice through inquiry in Project Based Learning and support and question using skills from Social and Emotional Learning. 

    Queen Anne at John Marshall (interim location during building construction)
    520 NE Ravenna Blvd. Seattle, WA 98115

    School building 2100 4th Ave N, Seattle 98109

    Visit our contact webpage for key staff and phone numbers.