March 12, 2020: Emergency School Closure

Tilden is following the state-ordered emergency school closure order. We miss our students already, but teachers are working hard to ensure they can all continue learning (offline and online) during the closure. 

And Jan, our wonderful Kindergarten aid, is one of the dedicated Tilden staff taking time during the state-ordered emergency school closure to clean and disinfect! ❤

Stay well, and keep your 👐 washed!

–Tilden Staff 

September 16, 2014: Dakota Place Park Work Party

15092903629_bbfb97494c_zTilden faculty and families, as well as other members of the West Seattle community, volunteer with Seattle Parks and Recreation to improve the grounds of Dakota Place Park.

photoRemoving invasive plants and trash, pruning, and mulching, the group makes the park cleaner, healthier, and more inviting.

March, 2013: Food Drive

8613675713_4cd2892e92_zIn March the Tilden community participated in our annual food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

8590802040_538136eec6_zThe first and fourth grade classes teamed up to help organize, collect, and deliver the food which was so generously donated by all the Tilden families.

October 5th, 2012: Fabulous Fifth Graders Volunteer with Nature Consortium


The fifth grade class enjoyed sun and volunteering fun all day with Nature Consortium in the West Duwamish Greenbelt.

8068672275_e165b41bcf_bFull of enthusiasm and determined to make a difference, the kids removed invasive species, mulched, and planted, all while learning important lessons on what our environment needs to stay healthy. Way to go, 5s!

Community Service Volunteers

6164489328_27bff7f67c_zWow, these students asked to clean up the neighborhood during recess—that’s dedication!

They chatted happily and shared that delightful feeling of doing the right thing as they removed trash from around the block.

Tilden students can volunteer to clean up the neighborhood for one recess each week. Thank you to our community service volunteers!

March 31st, 2014: A Visit from a Loyalist

13745269434_f2c4290de1_zPaul Schmid, portraying a member of Butler’s Rangers, treated the 4th grade students to a colonial loyalist’s perspective on the events surrounding the American Revolution. His enthusiastic audience learned there was more than one viewpoint about the cause of independence!

March 10, 2014: Tilden Learning Celebration

14059807486_0676f39bdf_kLearning is definitely cause for celebration, and the Tilden community did just that. Families enjoyed this annual event that recognizes students’ effort and achievement, beginning with time in the classrooms and halls to view students’ work, and ending with performances by each class.

13111190653_b8954c051f_zWith all the day-to-day hard work these kids do, it was good to pause and appreciate their effort.

Become a Book!

13070217665_0b3cc83f59_zLooking for a great read?

13070047305_89b26b1b60_zAsk the Tilden third-graders, who became books, and shared what made them great in a parade throughout the school.