TOPS (The Option Program at Seward) is an alternative K-8 public school dedicated to giving our students a complete education while emphasizing themes of social justice and citizenship.  Our central location and status as an Option school, open to students from all over the city, make for a diverse student population which both complements and demands teaching empathy, acceptance, and responsibility to others.

 TOPS Mission and Vision

Date Event Contact
Mon 4/13 Spring Break 4/13-4/17
Wed 4/22 Talent Show Entry Forms DUE
Wed 4/24 Auction Item Donation Deadline
Thurs 4/24 Next TOPICS (12:40-2:50) Kathy Cowles
Fri 5/1 Auction Registration Deadline
Fri 5/1 Save the Date: TOPS Talent Show
Sat 5/9 TOPS Spring Auction Margaret Ales
Thurs 5/21 Taste of TOPS & Bookfair Palmera Figueroa
Sat 5/22 Middle School Spring Dance 6pm Sara Celms


  • What’s Happening with the TOPS Auction?
    • Online Auction is Now Open!
      Check out the items and bid at
    • Topics For Grown Ups
      Host a party to help out the TOPS Auction. Contact Amy Paige at if you need suggestions. Or register your party at
    • Donating or Attending?
      Donate an item, register or make an underwriting donation at
    • Sell Some Raffle Tickets!
      Help out by selling 10 raffle tickets ($10 per ticket) to friends and family. Email Nick Maddock at with your name and address to get tickets.
    • Desserts Needed for the TOPS Auction Dessert Dash! If you’d like to bring a dessert, please e-mail Liz Mack at
  • Play, Create, Discover this Summer at Kids Co. TOPS
    Summer enrollment is now open! Sign up before May 1st for $25 off your first week! Available June 22nd–September 3rd, 7:00 am–6:00 pm or 9:00 am–4:00 pm. Visit to enroll.
  • TOPS Talent Show
    All TOPS students, grades K-8 are eligible to perform. Entries must be received by Wednesday, April 22nd to secure a spot in the show.  Sign-ups forms are available in the Office.
    Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm in the TOPS Gym.
  • One More Chance to Lead TOPICS
    April 24th 12:40 – 2:50pm.
    Groups across 1st – 5th grades. Don’t know what to lead? Please email Paige at for ideas and to sign up.
  • Naramore is Here
    See TOPS student artwork on display at the Seattle Art Museum for the Naramore Student Art Exhibit March 13 – May 17.Reception: All teachers, students and their families are invited to the Naramore Opening Celebration on May 8 from 6-10pm at the Seattle Art Museum. For more information contact Suzanne Wakefield, Art Educator at TOPS (
  • TOPS Yearbooks on Sale Now
    Order online at
  • Art4Kids 2015 Summer Art Camp
    Fused glass, clay (sculpture and wheelwork), drawing, painting, block printing, silkscreen and mixed media!  Register at
  • Game Design Camp – Spring & Summer Break
    Michael Adams is hosting camps at TOPS beginning with a Spring Break Camp. Summer camps: June 22-26, June 29 – July 3, July 6-11, July 27-31. You can come all week or just a day or two. Reserve a spot by emailing:
  • Eric’s Spring Break & Summer Basketball Camp
    Basketball & Gaming Camp summer dates: June 16th – 19th, June 22nd – 26th and June 29th – July 3rd. Contact Eric at or 206-252-3516 for additional information.

Important Dates from the School District

Update on 2014-15 Transportation and Start-End Times

Map to our Washington Middle School Attendance Area Boundaries

Class of 2013 Class of 2013

TOPS at Seward - Seward Public School - 2500 Franklin Ave E - Seattle, WA 98102
Main Office: (206) 252-3510

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