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Montlake Remodel and Relocation

Summary: Montlake Elementary will relocate to the John Marshall building for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Montlake Remodel and Relocation

School Day Questions

By bus. SPS transportation will put a pick-up and drop-off plan together, and students will be grouped at stops near their homes. If enough families are interested and enjoy walking to and from Montlake, there may also be the opportunity to be picked up (and dropped off) as a larger group at the beginning and end of the school day.

Unless something changes at the district level, school times are projected to stay the same.

SPS Transportation will put together a drop-off and pick-up plan that is specific to every family.

John Marshall was remodeled approximately six years ago. The building is in good condition, close to Green Lake, and big enough to have options for flex spaces. It also has a large kitchen cafeteria and stage. It has two gyms, which allows for plenty of space for PE and indoor recess when needed. The Montlake staff and families will have a large parking lot to use and the building is ADA accessible with an elevator and ramps at the entrance.

John Marshall has an art room and a science room that might be used as a flex garden space. There is also a large planter in the shape of an alligator at the front of the school which could be used for a garden program.

Uncertain.

More questions about the remodel and relocation plan?

Paul Wight, Capital Projects Manager for Montlake, pdwight@seattleschools.org

Learn more about the Montlake remodel project


After School Care Questions

John Marshall has more physical space available and a dedicated, licensable childcare room. Though the Montlake administration will determine how the school spaces will be best used, previous childcares have used one of the gyms (closest to childcare room 110), and have also used the cafeteria and other rooms as needed.

Assuming Launch is able to hire the staff to support it, there is adequate space to enroll more students in the program than the current Montlake facility can support. Launch and other child-care providers across the city are working hard to staff their programs, and we cannot predict whether this will continue.

Our current childcare provider is Launch.

This is not provided by SPS transportation and will be up to the after-school program and families. Families are welcome to pursue service arrangements with a provider or find another work-around if they feel this is a need.

This is not provided by SPS Transportation, but families are welcome to fill out an alternate address form to demonstrate interest for specific locations. Contact the Department of Transportation to find out if there is a bus with room for your child associated with the alternate drop-off address. There are no guarantees, but families are welcome to fill out this form.

Definitely!

More questions about after school care?

Susan Hall, SPS Alignment Coordinator, slhall@seattleschools.org

Lisa Crouch, Launch Central Program Director, lisa.crouch@launchlearning.org


Montlake After the Remodel

When the school moves into the remodeled space in 2025, will enrollment increase? If so, are other nearby schools consolidating with Montlake? Will neighborhood boundary lines change? 

Boundary lines will not change. The new school has been designed to accommodate 500 students, and historically enrollment increases after Capital projects at schools. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out by contacting Montlake at Montlake.Attendance@seattleschools.org

Design drawing of new building. View of Main Entry and North Façade from Calhoun
View of Main Entry and North Façade from Calhoun
Design drawing of new building. NE Entry Plaza & Art Balcony
NE Entry Plaza & Art Balcony
Design drawing of new building. View from SW Garden Area to Play Courtyard
View from SW Garden Area to Play Courtyard
Design drawing of new building. SE Corner Perspective
SE Corner Perspective
Design drawing of new building. Aerial View of Play Courtyard and SE Garden
Aerial View of Play Courtyard and SE Garden
Design drawing of new building. Learning Terrace: Outdoor Classroom at Learning Commons
Learning Terrace: Outdoor Classroom at Learning Commons
Design drawing of new building. Learning Terrace: Garden Flex/ STEAM Outdoor Classroom
Learning Terrace: Garden Flex/ STEAM Outdoor Classroom