Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park – North Seattle

A partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation

With extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, a pebbly beach full of hidden treasures and an active salmon stream, Carkeek Park is an ideal location for exploration and hands-on learning.  Your adventurer will ramble through 220 acres of big mossy trees, get muddy and giggly in the hidden meadows, wetlands & beach, and search for salmon on the banks of Pipers Creek. At Carkeek Park, the majestic landscape is the third teacher – presenting ample opportunities to learn math and science concepts through the natural world.

In our awe-filled outdoor classroom, your young explorer will play with symbols, letters and ideas. They will play in a language rich environment with written words for the names of the trees, plants and creatures that make the forest home. And to explore the world of science, and test the possibilities of the natural world, your child will plan their own experiments and share what they have learned with classmates through daily plan – do – review sessions.

Looking for something unique and quirky?  Enjoy the salmon slide! Or watch for trains chugging down the tracks from the locomotive viewing platform.

*Session times and tuition rates for 2018-19 school year

AM or PM Classroom | M-F, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 – 4:30 pm (no full day available) | $729 (full price) or $499 (fin. assistance) a month*
PM Class | M, W & F | 1:00 – 4:30 pm |  $409 (full price) or $299 (fin. assistance) a month*
PM Class | T & Th | 1:00 – 4:30 pm | $292 (regular) or $200 (fin. assistance) a month*

* All programs have two prices, a full price and a financial assistance price. If you look at our full price tuition and think “I can’t afford that” then you most likely qualify for the financial assistance price. Learn more here.

* FREE tuition is available at this location through the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways. To learn more and see if you qualify click here.

** School is closed for one day a month for all staff training and professional development. A discount is included in the price.

FREE tuition available for families in need (Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways*) and financial assistance from Tiny Trees.

Recognizing how popular this location will be we have created two separate schools in the park with space for 64 children a day.

* Tiny Trees Preschool is a provider for the Seattle Preschool Program – Pathways at this location. That means if you don’t make a lot of money you may qualify for free tuition paid for by the City of Seattle. To learn more and see if you qualify click here. FREE Tuition is for the M-F, 8:30 am class or the M-F, 1 pm class.

Carkeek Awesome Points!

  • Tide pools!
  • Beach combing!
  • An annual salmon run in Piper’s Creek!
  • 220 acres natural wonder!
  • Mud!
  • Puddles!
  • Big trees!
  • Mossy forests!
  • Natural meadows!
  • Big rocks!
  • Wetlands full of critters!
  • The salmon slide!
  • Nature inspired playground!
  • Big picnic shelters!
  • Trains!
  • Forts!
  • Fruit trees and orchards!
  • Science!
  • After care in the park!
  • Puget Sound!

Tiny Trees Preschool is a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

A big thank you to all of the park staff & community allies who have made this school possible.