About Leschi Elementary School
Core Beliefs and Commitments
Learning is built on quality instruction and the active participation of learners.
We will cultivate self-motivated learners. Challenging instruction will encourage children to explore their world and develop multiple solutions for complex problems.
Children are complex human beings.
We will provide a variety of ways for our children to express themselves. We will strive to support the development of the “whole child.” Cultivating citizenship, responsibility, and collaboration are vital school functions.
Children’s learning strengths vary.
We will offer rich, integrated learning experiences that incorporate a variety of modalities and practices. Instruction will address different skill levels.
Successful schools build strong, collaborative community partnerships.
We will nurture family and community involvement.
Children learn best when basic human needs are fulfilled.
We know and love children. We will make sure that children’s achievements are recognized and that feel safe, fed, successful, respected, and ready to learn.
“We acknowledge the land on which we stand today as the traditional home of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Tulalip, and Snoqualmie nations. We also acknowledge Chief Leschi of the Nisqually Nation, whom our school is named for, for being a strong leader and protector of Native people, land, and rights. Let’s give thanks to the people of these great nations who are still here, and an important part of our community.”