UW Pipeline Project

Licton Springs K-8

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About the School:

We use an alternative method of teaching that emphasizes hands-on learning, culturally responsive curriculum, and community engagement.  We emphasize Native experience, culture, and history while serving a diverse, multicultural student community, and connect learning in the classroom to real-world context.


  • Native focused, honoring Northwest tribes and the diversity of Native people throughout the Americas.
  • Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum
  • Social justice education
  • Individualized approach for different types of learners
  • Frequent field trips and community speakers
  • Model of shared decision making


Preserved mural and honoring circle at new Lichton Springs K-8 shared campus