Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Neighborhood & Choice Schools

Neighborhood Schools

All neighborhood schools offer a variety of challenging coursework, taught by highly-skilled teachers, with electives to enhance the learning experience. We encourage you to get to know Pacific Middle School—explore its website and all it has to offer.

Pacific Middle School

22705 - 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Principal

Vanessa Banner

Office

206-631-5800

Choice Schools

Middle school students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.

The application window for the 2021-22 school year is January 1 - 31, 2021. 

CHOICE Academy

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

CHOICE Academy provides a small, welcoming learning environment, with rigorous and relevant curriculum in a family-style school setting. The school offers flexibility, with traditional instruction in the morning and opportunities for on-site or independently-developed electives in the afternoon.

Big Picture Middle School

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

Big Picture starts with your interests and tries to build the whole curriculum around that. You’ll create your own individualized learning plan, and most of your learning will happen through projects. You’ll work closely with a small advisory group that stays together multiple years, and two days a week you’ll pursue internships in real world settings related to your interests.