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    Thornton Creek Elementary School

    Welcome to Thornton Creek Elementary School! We are a K-5 option school in the Seattle Public School system, located in the View Ridge/Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle. At Thornton Creek, our learning environment engages students in academically rigorous exploration and discovery through expeditionary learning. Read more about our school's mission, philosophy, history, and governance.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do you know if Thornton Creek is right for your child and your family? These frequently asked questions and answers may help you decide.

    School tours

    Wondering when you can come tour our school? Check the tour schedule.

    Contact us

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    School address:
    7712 40th Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98115

    Phone numbers:
    Main office: 206-252-5300
    Fax: 206-252-5301

    Elona Thompson, Admin SecretaryDesk:

    Shannon Westerman, Office Assistant:

    Principal Douglas Ouellette
    Principal: Douglas Ouellette

    For a complete list of contacts, visit our staff page.

    Map and Directions
    Visit our Map and Directions page

    Bell Schedule

    Start and End Time:
    7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday:
    7:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.