About

Graham Hill Elementary is a vibrant neighborhood school located in the Seward Park neighborhood of southeast Seattle. Graham Hill provides an enriched educational experience for students focusing not only on their academic growth, but also the emotional and social development of each child. We are a unique school as we have two wonderful programs to serve our children: Traditional (K-5) and Montessori (K-5). We believe that it is important to offer a curriculum that is well rounded and therefore we offer all students opportunities in the Arts as well as our strong academic programs.

We pride ourselves on a positive school climate in which our staff of committed professionals strives for excellence. We offer a caring, nurturing learning environment. The fourth "R" — respect for oneself and others — is a top priority. Students are at the center of what we do surrounded by supportive staff and parents who do a whale of a job! Some of the highlights include

  • Named School of Distinction.
  • Named one of the racial diverse schools in city.
  • Partner with Mekong and Communities in School.
  • Participant in Dance Chance - PNB community program.
  • Rigorous musical instruction (Yamaha keyboard, vocal and instrumental)
  • Thriving inclusion program

Our Mission

Graham Hill students will become lifelong learners and problem solvers. They will work to get along with others and respect differences.


Our Vision

Graham Hill Elementary School strives to be an inclusive and equitable educational community that nurtures excellence in academics and social justice. Students will develop respect for self, each other's diversity, and the natural world we all share.  Graduates from Graham Hill will have the skills to access resources and thrive as leaders in our world.


Graham Hill Way

Graham Hill Learners are...

  1. SAFE
  2. KIND
  3. RESPECTFUL
  4. RESPONSIBLE

...it's the Graham Hill Way


Graham Hill's Great Expectations

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Contact Us

5149 S. Graham St.
Seattle, WA 98118

Main Office: 206-252-7140
Attendance: 206-252-7144

Principal: Deena Russo
djrusso@seattleschools.org
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Admin. Secretary: Diana Lee 
dlee@seattleschools.org

Bell Schedule

Start Time: 8:40 a.m.
End Time: 2:50 p.m.
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