Olympic Hills Elementary

Olympic Hills
Olympic Hills Elementary School


Olympic Hills Elementary School

At Olympic Hills, we believe hands-on learning is the best way to challenge every child.

We are a certified Advanced Learning Opportunity school, which means that above-grade-level activities are integrated into daily classroom experiences for all students.

We have reduced class sizes in a configuration of multi-age as well as single grade classrooms. We use visual and performing arts as part of the learning process.

We also believe in modeling a willingness to accept mistakes, to have courageous conversations, and to commit to diversity in our community. 

We believe in developing intrinsically motivated students who are energetic and passionate lovers of learning through self-reflection and intellectual risk-taking to name a few.

Our Mission

At Olympic Hills, our staff and families work together to promote academic achievement, and teach, inspire and motivate children. We guide all students to become literate, lifelong learners. Through a spirit of cooperation, we lead children to be kind, helpful, safe and responsible. We prepare children to become contributing members of society with a strong sense of self-worth and creativity.

Our Vision

We prepare children to become contributing members of society with a strong sense of self-worth and creativity.

Commitment to Diversity

Located in Lake City, Olympic Hills Elementary is a small, neighborhood school with a wonderfully rich and diverse population of students, representing 30 different countries and 18 different languages.  Our vision for our community is for all of its members to embrace and value the worth, dignity, and diversity of all people. Our commitment is to provide a differentiated and rich educational program that promotes self-respect, respect for others, encourages social responsibility, and prepares our students to be intrinsically motivated leaders in an interdependent global community.

Commitment to Our Environment

Olympic Hills started a lunchtime recycling/composting program in the spring of 2012. Parent volunteers and the student Green Team oversee the process to ensure waste is properly sorted.  Breakfast was added to the program in the fall of 2012. Head Start joined the effort to reduce on-site waste in January, 2013. The Green Team meets regularly to identify ways to further reduce waste. Due to school wide efforts, Olympic Hills has downsized from an eight yard to a six yard garbage dumpster, saving over $100 per month in disposal fees.

Contact Us

Principal: Theresa Estrada

Main Office: 206-413-2200
Fax: 206-413-2201

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 7-3:30Closed on Wednesdays

Office staff available by email on Wednesdays.

Joyce Phitts
Admin Secretary

Danielle Vaillancourt
Elementary School Assistant