Where Our Students Learn

We design our educational spaces with learning in mind to support self and social awareness.


The Fran Doonan Walter Early Childhood Education Center was built in 1997 with a grant from the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation. The preschool welcomes students into colorful classrooms stocked with books, art and craft supplies, toys and technology—everything our students and teachers need for successful interactive learning. Nurturing teachers and participatory parents are integral in early childhood development and encourage young learners to continue their education and break the cycle of poverty.


Our Full Day Primary School has been a hub of activity since it was built in 2004. The busy cafeteria, classrooms, library, and peaceful garden spaces are all located here.

Safe places to play outdoors can be difficult to find in the community. The Safe Passage Garden of Hope, built in collaboration with the University of Washington Landscape Architecture Design Program, is an oasis of plant and animal life. Sensory habitats, exploratory gardens, and adventure play areas provide therapeutic green space for students and their families.


The Learning, Art, and Fun Center was constructed in 2015 during a one-day volunteer project in collaboration with Telus International volunteers. The Learning, Art, and Fun Center provides space for our Educational Reinforcement Center (CRE), Creamos, and Adult Education programs.