SEATTLE WORLD SCHOOL is Seattle Public Schools’ culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer middle and high school students.  It is one of only a few schools in the country designed as a preliminary entry point for refugee and immigrant children in their quest for academic achievement and full participation in American society.  The focus is on English acquisition in a comprehensive curriculum.  The school is at 1700 E. Union, in Seattle’s Central District.  It serves the entire city of Seattle.

History of Bethany's Relationship with Seattle World School: 

The relationship between Bethany Presbyterian Church and Seattle World School began in February of 2017, through two congregants who had worked and volunteered there for many years. As Bethany Presbyterian sensed God's call to seek additional opportunities to support refugees and immigrants, Seattle World School was right in our backyard. Bethany Presbyterian volunteers provide support to teachers and staff by working in the classroom, providing refreshments, teacher appreciation, an annual school supply drive, and providing mentoring and student support.

Opportunities to serve with Seattle World School this summer:

        • Join us in the 4th Annual Supplies Drive for SWS - Supplies Needed by August 30th: 
          Thank you for your interest in helping to support Seattle World School and Kandelia as they prepare to equip their students for the new year. The following are just a handful of items from the Wish List of supplies. They are anticipating 300 students, who will be coming by the school during the end of August/beginning of September to pick up supplies and materials for the school year. If you are able to purchase items directly, you can drop them off at 4 different locations (anytime in August) or directly at SWS any Wednesday in August from 10am – 1pm (see below for drop-off specifics). You can also make a direct monetary donation to
          School Supplies
            Elmer’s glue sticks  (400)
            Eraser(s), Pink  (400)
            Spiral Notebook, college-rule, 70-100 sheets each   (400)
            Pencils (suggest: Ticonderoga Pencils, wood cased, graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow  (many!)
            Pencil sharpener (hand held) (400)
            Highlighters (example: neon pink, green, yellow)  (400)
            Notebooks/Binders (1”)   (400)
            Rulers (US and Metric)   (400)
            Graph paper (three hole punched)    (400 packages)
            Loose leaf paper (three hole punched)   (400 packages)
          Drop off addresses, anytime in August:
          --NE Seattle:  Jacque Ives  6823 27th Ave NE, 98115
          --Queen Anne:  Karen Tanzy  1629 1st Ave N 98109 
          --Magnolia:  Marie Fritzberg  4526 35th Ave W  98199
          --Capitol Hill :  Stephanie Jones  2004 E Prospect St.  98112
          --Seattle World School 1700 E Union St., Seattle 98122; 10am – 1pm Wednesdays: Drop off at the back parking lot (entrance is on E. Pike St.)