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Character Education/Counseling:

Broadview Thomson believes in honoring students who are positive members of the school community. Students may be rewarded for showing positive virtues throughout the day.

Student can be awarded Virtue Value slips for one of the following acts: responsibility, respect, caring, cooperation, and perseverance.

Each month the teachers highlight one of the virtues and the students learn about it throughout the month. Students may be rewarded for showing positive virtues throughout the day.

The virtue value slips are brought down to the office and every Friday a student from each grade level is called down to the office.

That student gets to say their name over the intercom system, and they are given a certificate for being an“Outstanding School Leader.” The certificate is placed on bulletin board for the week and then the student takes it home.

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  • Show respect
  • Be safe with words and actions
  • Make good choices
  • Be a problem-solver


The Counseling Department at Broadview Thomson is integral in promoting a safe and caring school environment and supporting the social/emotional development of students.

Our counselors provide individual and small group counseling, consult with parents and teachers about barriers to achievement, and promote a safe and caring school environment through classroom guidance and conflict mediation.

As part of the bullying prevention program, our counseling team supports our school’s virtues (Caring, Cooperation, Perseverance,Respect and Responsibility) with the following curriculum:

Guidance Curriculum:
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum (K-8)
Kelso’s Choice: Conflict Management for Children (K-2) Special Programs.

Special Education Programs:

Broadview Thomson offers special education services for students who qualify in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Currently, Broadview Thomson serves about 120 students within the special education department.

For most of our special education students we offer an inclusion model, where students are with their same aged peers for most, if not all of the school day.

Students receive special education services either within the classroom, or in a small group setting for part of the school day.

Special education services are provided based on the students needs, and as outlined by their Individual Education Plan or IEP.

In addition to special education teaching staff, we also have 2Speech Language Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, and 2 Physical Therapists who work in the building part time or full time.

Crossword Letter Tiles.pngEnglish Language Learners(ELL):

Broadview Thomson also has a large number of English Language Learners . These students come from a variety of countries from all over the world. Currently there are 140 students enrolled in our ELL program and our students speak 32 different languages. 

We have 2 full time and one part time ELL teacher, 2 Spanish speaking instructional assistants, 1part-time Somali instructional assistant, and 1 part-time Amharic/Tigrigna instructional assistant.

Much like the special education program, the ELL students spend the majority of their day with their same age peers. Throughout the day, the students may be pulled into a small group for additional language practice with an instructional assistant or with an ELL teacher.


Broadview Thomson offers a wide array of enrichment programs for children in grades K-8. Some of these programs are offered within the school day, while others are offered either before or after school. Below is a list of programs offered:

In-School Programs:

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The library’s central location speaks immediately to students of the importance of books in their lives. In addition, it provides story time for primary students, ready access to research materials,computers, lunch time activities, and a wide variety of audio-visual materials. An annual book fair exposes students and parents to quality children’s literature, both new and old.

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Our full-time general music program is hands-on with real-world music making experiences that are standards based. The music curriculum builds on student interests, abilities, knowledge and skills from year to year.

Students participate in a range of culminating projects and performances that celebrate their individual as well as collective growth in a group setting.

The music program offers something for every student as students learn to sing, play instruments, compose and arrange music, read and write music, listen analytically and make cross curricular connections through music while integrating dance, drama and visual arts to enrich student learning.

Culminating performances foster student leadership and are designed to include students at each grade level whether performing at assemblies, evening concerts, school-wide events, or out within the community.

We also have a part time instrumental instructor who conducts weekly classes in string, woodwind, and brass instruments for our 4th and 5th grade students


All of our students participate in physical education for at least ½ of the school year. We have 2 full-time PE teachers. The effort is to teach students to "learn to move" and to "move to learn".

It is developmentally appropriate, student centered, inclusive, and focuses on presenting a variety of movement options for learning, leisure, and for life.

Our technology program provides students with hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that emphasizes research and information fluency, including opportunities for the application of new skills that promote personal goals, interests and creativity.

Performance indicators are based on the following state and national standards:

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Washington State Educational Technology Standards

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Before and After-School Programs:

Athletics  6-8th grade:
Broadview Thomson offers athletic teams for all students in the middle school grades. Games are coordinated by the Seattle Schools athletic department and Broadview competes against the other K-8 schools within the district.

Coaches are well qualified for the position, and devote their time to building individual skills as well as building team dynamics among the students.

Here are the sports offered for each season:

FALL: Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee, Girls Soccer

WINTER: Boys and Girls Basketball

SPRING: Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Co-Ed Track

Arts (Music, Drama, Dance)

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We are to drawing what phonics is to reading. Foundation for all visual art creation is drawing—oil paint, watercolor, or clay.

We teach children how to apply these skills to projects that are exciting to them using chalk and oil pastels, pencils, watercolors, and markers.

For questions:
Ilene Adler, PHD at
Phone: (206) 525-6075
Private company, taught by Broadview Teacher. Fee.

The Broadview Thomson Children's Concert Choir meets before school once a week . Students in 1st through 8th grade are welcome to join.

Repertoire includes folksongs and kid-friendly choral pieces arranged in unison or for 2-parts, as well as canons and partner songs.

Students develop musicianship skills such as music literacy and ear-training,with a focus on vocal technique and healthy singing.

The choir builds community and celebrates the joy of music making, with students engaged in group singing games at the opening or close of rehearsals. 

Performance and production will be offered twice weekly to students in middle school interested in producing and performing a staged musical production.

Drama, dance, music and visual arts will be incorporated and students will have responsibility for production elements such as stage crew, set design and costuming.

Drama Club
Each drama session ends with a performance at school during the day and then again in the evening for the students’ parents, family, and friends.

Fee covers scripts, rights to the materials, sets, snacks and costumes etc. Students gain confidence, using effective communication skills to perform as a troupe.

For questions:
Contact: Fee.

Other Activities:

Chess Club
Meets once a week, Chess Mates sponsors 3 tournaments a year. Fee.


Intervention Programs: 

We have a Response to Intervention (RTI) program operating at our school that uses multiple assessments to identify students in need of additional supports. Based on the individual needs of the students, both academic and social/emotional, we assign interventions.

Teachers and support personnel regularly monitor student performance to help each student reach their learning potential. Interventions include:

Sound Partners
Sound Partners is a phonics-based tutoring program that provides individual explicit instruction in early reading skills to students who need it most.

The program was specifically developed to reduce the number of students identified with reading disabilities by supplementing reading instruction for: first graders at highest risk of reading failure, second and third graders below grade level in reading, and students just learning the English language.

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