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Our Offerings

OCS believes that encouraging imagination and creative expression is essential in helping children to reach their full potential.

Our Community

Olympia Community School runs on a philosophy of self-governance.

Welcome to...

1939 Karen Frazier Rd.

Olympia, WA 98502


Olympia Community School's new location sits on .8 of an acre in a residential neighborhood. Fully fenced in the front and the back, there is a dreamy play area of our own.

Please access Karen Frazier Rd. from 18th Avenue to reduce neighborhood traffic.


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Our Story


The original name of OCS was the Open Community School, a reference to the quality of the community of teachers, parents and students which they hoped to create. Olympia Community School has always operated under the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. OCS has operated at several locations over 35 years, including near the Capitol Campus and The Evergreen State College campus. We continue a strong relationship with The Evergreen State College, with faculty (many of whom have sent their children to OCS) and academic programs (through teaching interns and work-study students). This association is possible because of the similarities in educational philosophy, practice and methodology between the two schools. Not surprisingly many of our teachers over the years have come out of the Masters in Teaching Program at Evergreen because they want to teach in an alternative environment with small class sizes and an emphasis on relationship to the natural world. 

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Our Teachers & Staff

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