North Hill Elementary School
19835 8th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98148


Neighborhood & Choice Schools

Neighborhood School

All neighborhood schools offer a variety of challenging coursework, taught by highly-skilled teachers, with electives to enhance the learning experience. We encourage you to get to know Sylvester Middle School—explore its website and all it has to offer.

Sylvester Middle School

16222 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA 98166


Gilbert Parsons



Choice Schools

Middle school students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.

The application window for the 2020-21 school year is January 1 - 31, 2020. 

CHOICE Academy

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

CHOICE Academy provides a small, welcoming learning environment, with rigorous and relevant curriculum in a family-style school setting. The school offers flexibility, with traditional instruction in the morning and opportunities for on-site or independently-developed electives in the afternoon.

Big Picture Middle School

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

Big Picture is focused on relationships, relevance and rigor. The educational program includes real-world learning, internships, individualized learning plans, a small-school setting with low staff-to-student ratios and a college-transition program.