P-5 CampusThe P-5 Campus will house Stevens Creek Elementary School, named for a nearby creek that takes water from the site and eventually flows into Lake Stevens, and the Early Learning Center. The schools are being constructed on 38 acres of land adjacent to Lake Drive and Soper Hill Road. This property was initially purchased to build a middle school, and is large enough to accommodate one in the future.
New Early Learning Center to welcome students in January 2018Progress is continuing on the new Early Learning Center (ELC), which will be completed in late 2017. ELC students will begin the school year on Sept. 28 in their current building, adjacent to Hillcrest Elementary School. They will be welcomed into their new school-off of Lake Drive, in the north-end of the school district-on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. ELC staff members will have time to move into their new building and set up classrooms and workspaces prior to the end of 2017 to be ready to welcome students after winter break.ELC staff will host an Open House for families and students prior to winter break. Information will be shared with families from Matt Wyant, leader of the ELC, as details are finalized. A community-wide event and ribbon cutting will take place in early 2018-please stay tuned for updates.The ELC serves three- and four-year-olds in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and the Developmental Preschool Program. The new building was slated to open this fall, but inclement weather and a change in one of the major subcontractors significantly contributed to the ongoing construction delays.Aerial footage of the P-5 Campus (September 2017)Get timely project updates on our School Projects Twitter feed, @LSSDCapProjects
Early Learning Center
Stevens Creek Elementary School
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen will the new schools open?
The Early Learning Center is slated to open in late fall. Stevens Creek Elementary School will open at the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Which students will attend the new school?
The new boundaries will go into effect at the start of the 2018-19 school yearWhy are you building schools under power lines?
The P-5 Campus is located off of Lake Drive—not under the power lines on the east side of Highway 9. The construction projects off of Highways 9 and 92 are not Lake Stevens School District projects.
Who does the Early Learning Center serve?
Our Early Learning Center (ELC) houses our Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and our Developmental Preschool Program. The ELC currently teaches 180 students in two programs—The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and our Developmental Preschool Program.
ECEAP is a comprehensive preschool program, funded by the State of Washington, that provides education, family support and parental involvement and child health and nutrition services for students and their families. ECEAP serves three- and four-year-olds from low income families, or with developmental or environmental risk factors that could interfere with school success. Research shows that programs like ECEAP save states and communities money by reducing the need for remedial services in schools, social services and criminal justice. With a larger space, we would be able to accommodate additional qualified families.
Our developmental preschool program supports developmentally disabled students. These students benefit from instruction by certified special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists and audiologists. There are no income requirements to attend the developmental preschool program, and students are served based on a ChildFind evaluation.