Open Window School is designed for gifted kids who love to learn. From kindergarten through eighth grade, our students experience differentiated instruction and authentic learning experiences that foster self-confidence, problem solving, creative thinking and intellectual risk taking. Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum balanced with nurturing support from teachers to prepare students for long-term success. At the heart of our philosophy is the conviction that our students are “children first, gifted second”.
Head of School/Principal
Head of School Jeff Stroebel
Since its inception, Open Window has been dedicated to nurturing children’s social and emotional needs, intellectual curiosity, creativity and capacity for critical thinking along with advanced academic skills. At the heart of its philosophy is the conviction that its students are “children first, gifted second.”
Open Window is well known for its use of technology to enhance student learning. Innovation and Technology Director Adrienne Gifford was named Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) Technology Leader of the Year in 2016. Middle school student teams have designed smart phone apps that have won "Best in Nation" and "Best in Region" awards in the 2014 and 2016 Verizon App Challenge. During the 2015-16 school year, Open Window was one of 21 schools in the United States and Canada invited to participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Working in collaborative teams, fourth through eighth grade students designed microgravity experiments and an outside panel of researchers chose one of the seventh grade experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. From kindergarten through eighth grade, students are encouraged to be innovators and apply their knowledge to solve real world problems.
Before/after school activities
Open Window School offers a before and after school care program for all students as well as a wide variety of enrichment classes and athletic teams in its Extended Day Enrichment Program.
In addition to core academic programs, students receive art, drama, music, physical education, technology and Spanish language instruction.