Stay up to date on the latest about our move to The Seattle School’s new campus. Students, faculty, staff, and friends can learn about our updated timelines, check out FAQ’s, and receive other campus move related news here.
The Seattle School campus will move to the main, street level floor (2nd floor) of 1130 Rainier Ave South. The floor we’re occupying will undergo some construction for classrooms and other rooms before it is ready for us to move into in the new year. We are working with several partners, including the new building owners and construction consultants, to get the new space move-in ready. We’re excited to share some digital renderings of what a few of the new spaces will look like. Note that some of the furniture and fixtures may change.
Above: Classroom, Library, Student Commons, and Flex Conference Room at new campus
Above: North facing entrance of 1130 Rainier Ave South
Last Updated: November 3, 2023
With new information about our construction timeline, we now know that 1130 Rainier Ave. South will not be ready for us in time for the start of winter term in January 2024. However, have reached an agreement with the building owners to allow us to stay in our current building until the end of February (at minimum) and until the end of April (at maximum, if needed), pending completion of construction at our new campus at 1130 Rainier Ave South.
As of right now, there are too many unknown factors to communicate a particular date for our new campus being move-in ready. We are currently planning for the building to be move-in ready within the three month window from January to mid-March of 2024. As we know more information, we will keep you informed via email and this webpage.
November / December – Anticipated: Approval of permit & construction begins
October: General contractor selected & began ordering materials
September: Construction plans finalized & permit submitted to city for approval
August: Public Announcement of campus move to 1130 Rainer Ave S.
July: Board of Trustees & Executive Council selected 1130 Rainier Ave S. as new campus location
We’re working with the owners of the building, Nitze-Stagen, as well as various construction consultants and contractors during the construction process. Our internal transition team is working on project management, communication, design, and logistics
Project Management & Internal Communications: Gene Kim, Aaron Swanson, Ashley Wright
This team will focus on managing project timelines and budget and handle internal communications.
Design & Finishes: Kartha Heinz, Cheryl Goodwin, Gretchen Nickson, Ligaya Avila, Becca Shirley
This team will work on the finishes, design, and materials for our new space.
Move & Logistics: Daniel Walkup, Kwang Chi, Becca Shirley, Kelsey Wallace, Cheryl Goodwin
This team will coordinate all aspects of the move from our current building and into the new space.
- We have design samples of flooring, carpet, and other design choices in the library – stop by and check them out during your next trip to campus. If you’re not on campus, see a digital view of it here. As soon as we have publically available floor plans, we will make those available as well.
- We will be planning a number of events to get to know our new neighborhood and say goodbye to our current home. Stay tuned for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Last Updated: November 3, 2023Where will winter term 2024 residency & on campus classes take place?
The 2024 winter residency and start of winter term on-campus classes will take place at 2501 Elliott Ave. We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the building owners to allow us to stay in our current building until the end of February (at minimum) and until the end of April (at maximum, if needed), pending completion of construction at our new campus at 1130 Rainier Ave South.
Bus: The Rainier Ave S & S Charles St bus stops are a short 5 minute walk from the new campus.
South Bound Bus Stop:
Rainier Ave S & S Charles St
Stop ID: 8590
North Bound Bus Stop:
Rainier Ave S & S Charles St
Stop ID: 8494
Car: Parking near campus on streets with non-restricted zones is allowed. There are several streets nearby the campus that are non-restricted. Please refer to the
current Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) map for the city of Seattle to determine if the street you plan to park on is restricted.