Hutch School is a uniquely supportive learning environment for school-aged patients and family members who are temporarily living in Seattle while undergoing serious medical treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
At Hutch School, we believe that through life's challenges all students can grow, learn, and achieve. We provide a rigorous, thoughtful, and provocative environment for students to build on their academic skills and to increase their intellectual curiosity.
We expect students to actively participate in their learning through exploring multiple perspectives, asking questions, and making the most of new opportunities.
We believe that:
Hutch School is a place of hope, a place where kids can be kids, and a place where children feel safe and protected.
We recognize that children and families each follow their own path in coping with change, stress and uncertainty.
Because everyone is here due to a serious illness we treat each other with compassion and extra kindness.
Because everyone comes from someplace else, we celebrate diversity as a learning opportunity for everyone.
Our community of multi-age classes addresses individual academic needs and promotes group learning.
Seattle and the Pacific Northwest provide rich opportunities for integrated learning.
The school is a place of humor, fun and joy.