CHA 3rd Grade Girl in Swing

At a Glance

  • Established: 1998.
  • Grades: Kindergarten – Fifth Grade. K and 1st are currently in-person with an online option; 2nd-5th grade engaged in REACH (remote learning). 
  • School Type: Independent, secular, co-educational day school.
  • Enrollment: 289 students in 2020-21. 
  • Accreditations: OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction). NCES ID A0110106
  • Affiliations: WFIS (WA Federation of Independent Schools). NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools). CHA is a ‘Leader in Me’ School and holds King County ‘Sustaining Level’ Green School status.
  • Head of School: Holly Senaga, B.A., M.A.Ed. Administration, M.A.Ed. Creative Arts and Learning
  • Assistant Head of School: Derek Heinz, B.A., M.A.Ed. Administration 
  • Director of Admissions: Monique Stuart-German, B.A., B.S., M.S. Child, and Family Development.
  • Director of Technology and Communication: Sarah Morlidge, B.A.Sc., M.Ed. Educational Technology
  • Director of Student Services: Marsha Setting
  • Faculty: There are 30 teaching staff (Teachers, Specialists, and Substitutes), comprised of 2 men and 28 women. 62% of our teaching staff and 100% of the senior leadership team have Master’s Degrees. On average, our certified teachers have 7.9 years of teaching experience.
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: An average class size is 15. The ratio during prime instruction blocks is typically lower, as Instructional Assistants support differentiated instruction during Math and Language Arts. 
  • Campus: Our campus is located in Factoria, just off the I-90 and 405.
  • Hours of Operation: The CHA Campus is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Kindergarten meets 5 days a week, 8:30-3:00. 1st-5th Grade meets 5 days a week, 8:30-3:30. Before and after school care available daily for all children enrolled in our Extended Day program.
  • School Colors: Reflective Blue and Forest Green.
  • School Mascot: The Chipmunk.
  • Facilities: An all-weather surface soccer field, playground, large play unit, buildings include a cafeteria, two science labs, a computer lab, a library, an art studio, a yoga room, and a gymnasium.
  • Technology: A fully connected campus, maintaining a high-speed Ethernet network and Internet connection, Windows 10 throughout campus, computers in all classrooms, a fully equipped technology lab with 2 3D printers, Surface tablets for all 4th and 5th Grade students, projectors, document cameras and interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
  • PTA: The school has a very active parent body called CHAPTER (CHA Parents and Teachers Ensuring Results).
  • Curriculum: CHA offers an accelerated and differentiated curriculum that encompasses service-learning projects and philanthropy.
  • Specialist Classes: Art, Computer Science, Music, Spanish, Library Science, and Physical Education.
  • Extracurricular Classes: More than twenty onsite after school classes are offered.
  • Before and After School Care: CHA is open from 8-5 all year round except for public holidays.
  • Tax ID: 04-2949680