School and Community Partners
Launch is located onsite at Maple Elementary School. Launch provides enrichment programs for before and after school care, and summer camp, Monday through Friday. For information about their programs contact Launch at 206-768-2480.
America SCORES Seattle
America SCORES Seattle provides public elementary school students from under-served communities with free five-day-a-weekschool-based after school program combining literacy and athletics. With teamwork as the unifying value, America SCORES inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students and become agents of change in their communities. America SCORES is a nationwide youth development non-profit organization that provides students in low-income public schools with an outcome-based, innovative and well-integrated program using soccer, poetry, and service learning. At Maple School, AmericaSCORES Seattle offers a soccer and poetry program in the fall and spring for 32 3rd – 5th Grade students, and in the winter for 20 Kindergarten – 2nd Grade students.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Maple Elementary School has been selected through the application process to participate in the Pacific Northwest Ballet DanceChance program since 1998. Each September, the DanceChance faculty and staff visit Maple to audition third grade students. Students are selected on the basis of their musicality, physical ability and coordination. DanceChance has discovered talent among many Maple students, including Eric Hipolito,Jr. who joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a corps de ballet dancer in 2008, becoming the first Pacific Northwest Ballet DanceChance student tojoin the Company.
King County Public Health Dental Sealant Program
Maple School 2nd grade students have participated in the King County Public Health Dental Sealants Program since 1997. Public Health’s school based sealant program delivers services in 28 elementary schools throughout King County. Schools are identified on the basis of the percentage of students enrolled in the Free/Reduced Lunch program.Using portable equipment, a complete dental operatory is set up at a school. Children are examined and then sealants are placed on permanent molars. A dental sealant is a plastic substance that is painted in the pits and grooves of molars to protect teeth from decay. The program is offered to 2nd grade students because they have newly erupted first permanent molars. Sealants and fluorides are the most effective treatments for preventing decay.
Seattle University Master in Teaching Program
Maple School partners with Seattle University’s Master in Teaching (MIT) Program. Our teachers work as mentors for MIT students, sharing experience and expertise. In the past, some of our interns have eventually become teachers at Maple.