Hutch School is meant to be an oasis, a place where young patients and family members learn and connect with others in similar situations. We have been working for more than 25 years to educate patient and family members who are dealing with serious illness and who are temporarily living in Seattle for medical treatment. We realize the health of a family member is a foremost concern, and our hope is to bring some sense of normalcy and hope for school-aged children during difficult times.
We are dedicated to providing a rigorous, supportive and fun educational environment for children as they learn and explore with students from around the world.
Hutch School students are all going through an extraordinary time in their lives as they cope with illness, emotional distress and moving. We accommodate the reality of our students’ lives by offering a nurturing environment and flexible ways to learn. Our students make new friends, stay engaged with school and grow in surprising ways.
We recognize that learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Our students, for instance, learn valuable lessons about biology and physiology from their experiences with cancer. We value field trips as a part of our curriculum and a way to help students connect to the environment of the Northwest. Students meet classmates from all over the country and the world and learn from each other. Our goal is to help students connect with life and the education it offers, while moving ahead academically. Keeping the mind and spirit active is good medicine and supports recovery.