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KapKa Cooperative School Overview

510 N. 49th St., Seattle, WA 98103 , Tel: +1 (206) 522-0350
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    Type: Private Elementary School
    Grades: K-5
  • 59


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KapKa Cooperative School Ratings & Reviews

June 12, 2018 Submitted by a parent
I obviously love KapKa. I did read the mixed review below. I'm sorry this parent didn't have the experience we've had. It's true that parents who work full-time may have difficulty participating in a cooperative school. The community has agonized over this limitation - as well as other barriers* - as long as I've been there. They've tried various measures to make KapKa do-able for working parents, some of which worked and some of which didn't - and they continue to be as flexible and creative as possible. But it is a co-op. Having the parent community intimately involved in the educational experience not just of their own, but of all the children, is inseparable from what KapKa is. Parents and caregivers are not just working off some tuition. They're creating a village for their child - and their families. That doesn't mean you should write it off if you work full time. Just know it won't be a breeze, but the school and the community will do its best to help.* I'm also sorry to see that this parent believes KapKa fails in ethnic diversity and points to the pie chart as proof. The fact is, all private schools in this part of Seattle struggle to have a diverse student body. Still, I want to point out that the pie chart is a) dated and inaccurate, and b) wouldn't show in any case that we have several Lebanese families, Dutch families, Australian families, mixed-race families (African, Native, Asian...), gay and transgender families as well as having diversity of income, family structures, faiths and learning needs And I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Maybe I sound like I protest too much, but this little school tries so hard and it makes me kind of peevish to see the simplistic Great Schools pie chart pointed to as the authoritative word on of its homogeneity - worse, its complacency. Anyway, I love the school for all the reasons I've already mentioned. Our older children - both in college now - wish they could have gone to KapKa and so do I.
May 30, 2018 Submitted by a parent
This is our family's fifth school, and it has been by far our best experience. We didn't leave the other schools because we were unhappy but because we were moving for work. We had no idea what we were missing out on until we came to KapKa. Our kids get up in the morning ready for school and they miss it over the holidays. We couldn't be happier with KapKa and we are so glad we made that choice.
May 21, 2018 Submitted by a parent
The two strengths that set KapKa apart are the teachers and the parent community. Parents are required to participate in the classroom and to attend one parent meeting a month - there is no way that your child can cruise through a grade without you noticing or not knowing what is going on. The parents know the kids and so do the teachers. It's a tight-night, very fun and social group! It's been a very positive experience for my entire family.
May 21, 2018 Submitted by a parent
My daughter and son both attend Kapka. Our experience of the school has been very positive: we see our kids engaged in learning, sometimes even without knowing they are learning.Kids of all grades get along and enjoy hanging out with each other. Even when there are no active interactions, there is a level of care for all kids in the vicinity in a way that always surprises me a little bit.The teachers are great, each offers a unique way of interacting with the small groups they teach. They really bring in their own personalities, and also treat each child as a unique personality. This is clear during parent/teacher conferences: they will often have insights into our kids behaviours and challenges that are immediately recognizable for us as the parents.As the school is a co-op, there is a strong element of parental involvement. This usually works out great: parents know what is going on, kids are very at ease with having "other" parents helping them and/or telling them what to do. The flip-side of this is that organization and communication is not always the best (but improving!), and you need to expect to play an active role in the school's activities.The parent-crowd is a nice and diverse bunch, and most of them show you their authentic selves, which is something I really enjoy.All in all, I can heartily recommend Kapka. There is a lot of heart and energy that goes into giving our kids the best start in life.
March 24, 2018 Submitted by a parent
Overall, the experience has been mixed. The schools strengths are wonderful attention to the children, and that has never waned in our experience. The community of families is of mixed value as the ability to engage with community is tailored for single-wage earner families. The school has very little diversity by any measure (as can be seen in the bar chart on the great schools page that shows 86% white) and the subtle effects of that can be felt. The school's leadership is struggling to accommodate the recent expansion to 3-5 and the expanded number of children in the school. The school means well, and it is a decent school that has met our needs. It was the same feeling we had at other schools. For some families it will be the exact right fit, and for others it will be adequate school that is equally as good as the alternatives.
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Apartments and homes for rent near KapKa Cooperative School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at KapKa Cooperative School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of KapKa Cooperative School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 683 apartments for rent available in this part of Seattle. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near KapKa Cooperative School is currently at Eastlake Flats, renting for $810 per month, but if $19,000 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at West Edge. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about KapKa Cooperative School

Before you start packing, make sure KapKa Cooperative School is really the best option for your child. To recap, KapKa Cooperative School is a well-known private K-5 school in Seattle. It is located at 510 N. 49th St., Seattle, WA 98103 and it is the second home of 59 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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