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    The Cascade K-8 Community School (formerly Room Nine Community School), established in 1974 is part of the Shoreline Public Schools. It is an alternative learning choice for students grades K-8.

    Cascade K-8 addresses student learning requirements through a wide range of curricular vehicles, including standard curriculum, community resources, field trips, projects, and teacher/parent/student-generated activities. In addition, learning is integrated through thematic units, applying skills to real-life problems and having students work in multi-age groups.  Students take ownership of their learning through self-assessment, including student portfolios and student-led conferences. Parent involvement is a cornerstone of the school.

    Cascade K-8 has two components:  A K-5 elementary and 6-8 middle school. Cascade K-8 seeks to put joy in the educational journey with students, families and staff working together to create a joyful, dynamic community of learners.

    Our Mission Statement:

    Cascade K-8 Community School is a collaborative community of students, educators and parents working together to ensure students achieve academic success, develop a fundamental joy of learning, and become responsible citizens.

    We do this through:

    • A thematic, multi-aged learning environment that develops critical thinking skills, incorporates self-assessment, and teaches students to take responsibility for their own learning;
    • A partnership that builds a vibrant community, which prioritizes compassion, stewardship, fun, celebration, and active family participation.
    • A culture of exploration, curiosity, discovery, and innovation within the classroom and beyond.
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