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    Dearborn Park International Elementary School

    Dearborn Park DragonsDearborn Park is the recipient of the 2014 Washington Achievement Award

    We are pleased you've stopped in for a visit. Spend some time looking around, we think you'll find that Dearborn Park International School is a very special place.

    Dearborn Park Staff - Wing Luke Museum- 9-2015

    About Dearborn Park International School

    At Dearborn Park International School we respect and celebrate the wealth and vitality of the ethnic and cultural traditions that abound in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. We have a wonderfully diverse faculty and staff who not only have excellent educational credentials,but also bring to their classrooms many personal interests and passions.

    Weoffer integrated, hands-on, project-based instruction for all students at every grade level, supported by a centrally located media center, a fully equipped computer lab, and every classroom has internet access.

    "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."

    ‒Nelson Mandela



    Dearborn Park International School Academic Program

    Reading: In reading, our teachers use complex instruction based upon data collection to meet student needs, and team teaching to ensure differentiation. We use common planning time and collaborative team time to analyze data and to inform instruction. We also have a tutor for each Kindergarten through 3rd grade class to work with students in fluid groups that are determined by data.

    Math: Math tutoring is available after school at Dearborn Park through the grade level teacher who teaches math, as well as in-school assistance, and we have a weekly Math Club that meets after school. Students in grade levels 2-5 also have access to ST Math, which is an interactive web-based computer intervention.

    Mandarin/Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion Program: Beginning in 2014-2015, language immersion programs are offered in kindergarten.

    In future years, students entering grades 2 and above must demonstrate grade-level proficiency in the immersion language in order to participate in the Spanish/English or Mandarin/English dual language immersion program.

    Please visit our Dual Language Immersion Program page for more details about our program, and visit the Seattle School District's International Education page for general information.


    Our Community Partnerships

    Our partnerships with an amazing range of community organizations, local businesses, and government agencies enrich and extend student learning in many areas. Other school programs include Dance Chance with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Publishing Club with Word Play Writing & Editing Services. In addition, the Boeing Blue bills, the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Pizza Time, and the Seattle Chinese Alliance Church generously supply resources for a variety of applications.

    Seattle Public Schools has a no tolerance policy towards weapons, drugs, or alcohol on its campuses and at District-sponsored activities.


    Our Mission

    Creating an exciting, safe learning community where children are engaged in their learning through international education, have pride in their school, are kind and respectful, and celebrate our diversity as global citizens. Upon leaving Dearborn Park students will have strong academic skills; good problem-solving skills; a commitment to creating safe,supportive communities; and the ability to take personal responsibility for their actions.


    Our Vision

    A multi-cultural global community with high expectations and high academic achievement.


    Overall Goal

    Our aim at Dearborn Park is to provide a foundation for your child's education in a safe, nurturing environment, with high expectations. Our teachers have worked hard attending many different professional development sessions, Readers and Writers Workshops, Explorations Math and Arts Impact, just to name a few. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated, highly-qualified team at Dearborn Park. Our quest is to increase academic rigor. Our plan is to do this thru complex and critical thinking with a bell-to-bell instructional schedule.

    Dearborn Building

    Contact Us

    2820 South Orcas St.
    Seattle, WA 98108

    Main Office: 206-252-6930
    Attendance: 206-252-6930
    Fax: 206-252-6931

    Principal: Jessica Conte
    jkconte@seattleschools.org

    School Admin: Atia Yousuf
    atyousuf@seattleschools.org


    Additional Resources


    2017-18 Bell Schedule

    Start and End Time:
    7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday:
    7:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.