public charter school
3900 S Holly Park Drive
Seattle, WA 98118
Authorized By
The Washington State Charter School Commission
May 30,
5th Grade
4th Grade
3rd Grade
2nd Grade
1st Grade
Grades Served In 2021-2022
TK - 2nd
We will grow a grade each year until the school serves grades TK-5.
Student Enrollment In 2021-2022

Impact | Salish Sea Elementary is now enrolling rising TK, kindergarten and 1st graders for 2021-2022!

Family Services: Free transportation to and from school and access to wrap around supports.

Teachers: We have a world class faculty. All teachers hold Bachelor’s degrees and valid Washington state teaching credentials. Many of our educators hold Master’s degrees.

Model: Every child is known, loved and guided by an adult mentor and a personalized learning plan, project based learning, and arts enrichment in a safe, focused school environment that balances high expectations with joy.

Uniforms: Uniforms and a Dress Code help maintain a school culture of unity and academic excellence. Our students wear uniforms to make it easier for families, avoid the inevitable distractions and status distinctions caused by clothing and ensure that our students are focused on learning. IPS will provide every family with at least one uniform.

(206) 712-7733

School Leaders

Lauren Ellis


Earlier in her career, Lauren worked for Carroll County Public Schools where she co-authored and edited a new Science curriculum as a Curriculum Writer and utilized project-based learning as a Fourth Grade Teacher & Tutor. Lauren eventually joined KIPP DC where she began as a Founding Lead Teacher. During the next decade she moved into roles that allowed her to lead teams, coach teachers, and launch school-wide initiatives. Most recently, as Principal of Grow Academy, Lauren ran one of the highest performing Pre-K schools in Washington DC where she established annual school-wide priorities to increase student achievement and each year over 80% of students achieved or exceeded grade-level expectations in literacy and math. She was so successful that she led a number of trainings for school principals, both in DC and nationally, and her school was consistently recognized for its outstanding achievement. Lauren has a Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Outside of school, you are likely to find Lauren reading a novel, baking, traveling, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

Kashia Smith

Director of Operations

Kashia’s expertise lies in before and after school program development, and student support services through non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and policy studies from the University of Kansas and an undergraduate degree from Washington State University, where she majored in Social sciences with an emphasis on sociology, comparative ethnic studies, and secondary communications. Kashia views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students. She believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to enriching the school experience.

Every student is unique. Some children have more difficulty learning than others. Our school engages in the process of Child Find. The purpose of Child Find is to locate, identify and evaluate all children with suspected disabilities from birth through age 21 who may be in need of special education and/or related services regardless of the severity of their disability. Please contact the school to learn more about the child find process if you are concerned that your child may have a disability. Impact’s special education coordinator is Alex Horowitz . You can call at 206-712-7640 or email at