Yellow Wood Academy

Basic Information

Address: 9655 SE 36th Street, Suite 101. Mercer Island, Washington
County: King
School District: N/A
Phone Number: 206-236-1095
Fax Number: 206-236-0998
President: Jan Schrag
Principal: Mike Haykin
School Type: Independent non-profit K-12

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Middle States & Accreditation International
Founded: 1981
Organization Affiliation: NWAIS, WFIS, WA State NPA, PSESD, WA State OSPI
Ages/Grades: K-12 with an emphasis on grades 4-12
School Setting:

One to one and small class school setting, tutoring, and test prep. Islands of focus in a sea of social interaction

School Schedule: Open 7:00am - 7:00 pm M-F 9:00am - 11:00am Sat.
School days in Calendar Year: Approximately 180
School Holidays: 22
School Size: 80 full and part time students; 70 tutoring students
Classroom Size: One to one and small classes up to 4 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 teacher to 1.4 students



Math, Science, Language Arts, Humanities, Technology, Arts, Special Education, Life Skills


Curriculum is customized for each students needs and meets WA State standards for graduation.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Academic support, Cog Med working memory training, Executive Functioning, ACT accommodations test site, Grade level assessments

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Yellow Wood is a bring your own device school that supports computer capabilities through our technology curriculum, Design Thinking, Makers Space, Z Space, and computer programming curriculum.

School Clubs:


Parking Spaces/Availability:

Reserved parking for families

Uniform Guidelines:


Admissions Deadline: N/A Open Enrollment
Mission Statement:

We provide a collaborative, accessible learning environment that uniquely engages each student, embraces their potential, and prepares them for their future.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: We’re all different. Which is why we don’t subscribe to cookie-cutter educations. Our philosophy is to fit the curriculum to the student. Not the other way around. We believe that no matter how distracted, impatient, uninterested, anxious, or unengaged, the potential really is in there. It just needs to be coaxed out. With patience, empathy and persistence, we work with our students to incite their natural curiosity and instill a love of learning.
School History: 36 years of tutoring and course for credit offerings in the Greater Puget Sound area
Programs and Services:

Comprehensive academic and elective offerings for a diverse range of talents.

Notes/School Information:

In a complex world, creative ideas and solutions are best formed by the widest range of perspectives. Therefore, Yellow Wood Academy welcomes a diverse community, and believes that a diverse community is essential to healthy education. Further, we believe that such a community includes and embraces a range of differences in learning style, race, color, creed, religion, ethnic and national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, neurodiversity, and life experience. We therefore foster and encourage respect for human differences, growth of the individual, and diversity within the school population.