Sometimes in life, opportunity just looks up and stares you in the face.
Such was the case when the two schools – Lake Washington (LWGMS) and Giddens – found they were wrestling with near identical dilemmas. How can we continue to be viable schools for the rest of the 2lst Century while operating in outdated, unsafe, rented facilities? How could we maintain our Central District location, continue to serve a diverse array of families and keep our focus on combining academic excellence with equity and social justice?
Coming together around the same set of problems presented an equally obvious solution: Join forces to construct a new facility that would serve both schools, allow each school to maintain its own identity, to grow and thrive, and, by the way, require each of us to only come up with approximately half the cost of constructing a new facility on our own.
We and our boards are committed to doing just that by jointly securing the site of the former Imperial Lanes, at 2101 22nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.