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Carl Sandburg Elementary School
12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Atop Finn Hill in an established residential community, Sandburg is an academically strong, traditional elementaryMore school that consistently scores above state averages in reading, math, writing and science, and compares favorably with school district averages. The school has a Quest accelerated learning program for qualified students and is also home to Discovery Community School, a cooperative program that responds to each student's needs through developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Sandburg is also known for its active PTSA, which provides volunteer support in core subjects, the arts, chess, sports and homework. The school's motto is The Sandburg Way: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Work Hard.

Discovery Community School
12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Founded by a group of parents in 1994, Discovery is one of three "Choice" elementary schools in the Lake WashingtonMore district. It couples parental participation with developmentally appropriate curriculum in a smaller, supportive environment. Housed at Carl Sandburg Elementary on Finn Hill, students are grouped in three multi-aged classes: grades one and two, three and four, and five and six.

Teachers and parents foster a noncompetitve family environment and provide hands-on, real-life lessons. Results of standard state testing show scores that compare favorably with state and district averages