About View Ridge
We are an inclusive community composed of many different kinds of learners. Since 1982, our Special Education Program has served children from Kindergarten through 5th grade, providing intensive services and a welcoming community. Our Advanced Learning/Spectrum model serves students identified by the District as academically gifted by offering a rigorous curriculum at an accelerated pace. Our students as a whole consistently test well above national, state, and Seattle averages. We are devoted to the variety in education that diverse people, experiences, and curricula can provide.
Facts you “Otter Know”:
Avg. Teacher Tenure is 15+ years.
We continue to focus our instruction that embraces the whole child.
Classrooms are paired across grade levels for fun projects and activities.
Kindergartners enjoy supervised recess on their own playground.
Students empowered with leadership opportunities & programs including: Green Team, Student Newspaper, Recess Ambassadors, Kindergarten Escorts, Safety Patrol and more.
Science is taught utilizing highly-regarded inquiry-based science kits.
The View Ridge Community Playspace Project for the lower playground opened six years ago.
Our Librarian, Amy Young, brings nationally acclaimed authors & illustrators to share their literature, and maintains the status of the best books to student ratio in the district!
Students have weekly interactive library visits.
Our certificated Art teacher, inspires students to explore culture, design principles, history, and community through the visual arts.
After-school opportunities have included foreign languages, chess, sports, choir, dance, keyboarding, outdoor education, drama, Crossfit, art, cooking, coding.
Many recent technology upgrades include document cameras, new computers and server, new software, laptop and ipad carts.
Kindergarten students learn music, movement, art and drama as part of their cirriculum.
View Ridge enjoys an Orchestra, and a Band led by our music teacher Brian Goetz.
View Ridge has a success-oriented physical education program with an emphasis on cooperation, lifetime fitness, and motor skill development through movement experiences.