About

Welcome to Montlake Elementary, a 265-student public elementary school in the heart of Montlake, a neighborhood nestled between the Washington Park Arboretum and Interlaken Park.

At Montlake our experienced faculty and principal, Melissa Gray, blend the best of old and new educational ideals.  We have 11 general education classrooms and 2 special education programs.  We are working hard to implement Common Core State Standards in language arts and math.  For reading and writing, we use TC Readers Workshop and TC Writers Workshop.  In  math, our curriculum is EnVision.  We also provide support for struggling learners through tutors and targeted programs and enrichment for those who have already met grade level standards, including an ALO (Advanced Learning) and Walk to Math program.  In addition, we are focused on emotional intelligence and positive social relationships, so we are implementing a program called RULER school wide.  We also provide our students with access to a full range of specialists--health and fitness, art, vocal music, instrumental music, library and technology, and greenhouse education.

Students of all backgrounds and interests will thrive in Montlake’s nurturing environment. Our consistently high state test scores reflect Montlake’s success, but do not define it. Montlake students reach beyond competence to creativity.

Mission Statement


Montlake Elementary is a united community of diverse students, families and educators engaged in challenging curriculum that is enhanced by environmental science and the arts enabling every learner to reach his or her full potential.


The Montlake Way Motto:

Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Fair, Take Responsibility.



Before and After School Drop-off/Pick-up


We would like to ask our parents to support us, once again, in helping to keep our children safe. Please remember the north side of East McGraw Street between 22nd and 20th Avenue is reserved for school buses only.

For safety and efficiency, please note:

- East McGraw Street is No Stopping Bus Zone Only
- Do not use East McGraw Street for drop-off or pick-up of students
- Drive only eastbound on East Calhoun Street next to the school
- Drive only southbound on 22nd in front of the school
Do not park in front of or block residential driveways

Thank you, your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Attendance and changes to student's schedule


If there are changes to your student’s before or after school arrangements please email Denise Austin.

  • Report absences before 7:30am: (206) 252-3304

  • All changes for Early Dismissal must be emailed or called-in before 10:30am.

  • All changes for After-School Arrangements must be emailed or called-in before 10:30am.

  • Going on the bus with a friend - please send a note to school with your child if they are going on the bus with a friend. A written note is required for bus changes. 

Electronic Readers and Cell Phone Policy


  • School administrators and staff cannot be responsible for valuables that students bring to school.

  • Electronic readers (e.g. Kindle, Sony Reader, B&N Nook, etc.) are NOT allowed at school.

  • Students are discouraged from bringing cell phones to school.

  • Students who do bring cell phones to school must keep them turned off and stored in their backpacks.

  • If cell phones are found to be powered on during the school day, the parent will have to come to school to pick up cell phone from an administrator.

Montlake Volunteers & Visitors


We are asking ALL volunteers and visitors to please support us by doing the following:

- ALL volunteers are required by the District to fill out a "Seattle Public School - Screening Form" - forms are in the office or can be found here: Volunteering at Seattle Public Schools

- Upon arriving to school ALL volunteers and visitors are to come to the office before going to the classroom and sign-in on the “Volunteer & Visitors ” white binder with purple paper.

- ALL volunteers and visitors are to please wear a blue or purple badge.

- Before departing ALL volunteers and visitors are to sign-out in the “Volunteer & Visitors ” white binder with purple paper.

- Before departing please return “Volunteer/Visitor Badge” to the office.

Contact Us

2409 22nd Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112

Main Office: 206-252-3300
Attendance: 206-252-3304 please call by 7:30 a.m.

Office Hours: 
7:25 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Principal: Melissa Gray
mggray@seattleschools.org

Admin Secretary: Tiffany Walker
tlwalker2@seattleschools.org

Attendance Secretary: 
Denise Austin
draustin@seattleschools.org

Bell Schedule

Start Time: 7:55 a.m.
End Time: 2:05 p.m.

School Beacons flash:
7:15 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.
1:55 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
 
Period Time
1st Bell 7:50 a.m.
Tardy Bell 7:55 a.m.
K - 2 recess 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
3 - 5 recess 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
K - 1 
lunch/recess
11:00 - 11:35 a.m.
2-3  lunch/recess 11:20 - 11:55 p.m.
4 - 5 lunch/recess

11:40 - 12:15 p.m.
Dismissal 2:05 p.m.

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