Located in Ballard, Salmon Bay School is an alternative K-8 Seattle Public School, created when Coho Elementary and New Options Middle School merged in 1999. With the overarching mission of building small learning communities to connect every child, Salmon Bay’s talented faculty and administration have re-imagined primary and middle school educational structures. Salmon Bay’s program builds relationships between teachers and students, and between students and students. Specialists in the arts, physical education, library and literacy enhance the strong core of academics with an integrated curriculum developed in an environment that emphasizes teamwork. Salmon Bay is a school where teachers know their students, and students feel connected to their teachers and to each other. It’s a place where everybody is on a first name basis.