Students and employees are not allowed to bring alcohol and/or illicit drugs on site at The Seattle School, or at any The Seattle School-sponsored activities off campus at any time. The Seattle School administers the following drug and alcohol abuse prevention program in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).
* Unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities is specifically prohibited and is a violation of the laws of the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, and the United States. The Seattle School will support all local, state, and federal laws relating to drug and alcohol abuse, including referral to local authorities for prosecution. The courts will determine penalties for violations of these laws.
* The use of drugs brings with it many dangers to an individual's mental and physical health. Common results of abuse are addiction, delusions, hallucinations, toxic psychosis, depression, convulsions, loss of appetite, cirrhosis, emphysema, heart disease, various cancers, panic reactions, brain damage, bone marrow disorders, lower resistance to disease, abscesses, infections, hepatitis, proneness to accidents, and death.
* The Seattle School desires to assist any student to obtain pertinent information on drug abuse or to enter an appropriate, medically supervised treatment program.
* Violation of these standards by any student will be reason for mandatory evaluation and/or treatment for a substance abuse disorder or for disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal from school.
* The intent of this program and participation by The Seattle School is to be preventative and remedial.