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John Muir Elementary School


John Muir Elementary School

John Muir Elementary School  is a culturally diverse school where students are nurtured and learning is celebrated. We are located in the beautiful Mount Baker neighborhood in the heart of the Rainier Valley.  All classrooms place a strong emphasis on reading, math, and writing basics. Our curriculum includes an inquiry-based science curriculum from the National Science Foundation that is taught in all grades, beginning with Kindergarten. All students receive instruction in visual arts year round. We have computers in every classroom and state-of-the-art technology capabilities. Before and after-school child care is available at Rainier Community Center, an independent, on-site childcare facility.

Our Mission

John Muir is a culturally diverse community where students are nurtured, and learning is celebrated. John Muir provides a caring learning environment that promotes academic, social, and emotional growth for all students. Our team is committed to dismantling institutional bias so that all students in our community receive the support they need

Our Vision

All John Muir students will meet or exceed academic standards as we work in partnership with families and our community to close the opportunity gap in an enriched learning environment that includes arts integration, social emotional learning, and environmental and technology studies.

John Muir Elementary School

The John Muir Way

We take care of ourselves.

We take care of each other.

We take care of our school.

Contact Us


Alana Haider

Asst. Principal:
Romana McManus

Admin. Secretary: 
Genevieve Saarenas

Office Secretary:
Erika Irwin

Additional Resources

Open Building/ School Office Hours: 

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m – 3:30 PM