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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

John Stanford International School

Grades K-5 | Seattle, WA

Global Competence: Teaching Young Learners to Take Action

Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional-learning communities enhance student learning at Seattle’s John Stanford International School.

What This School Is Achieving


John Stanford International School's model produces strong academic results for English-language learners and native English-speakers alike. 

Since focusing on foreign language immersion, this school has achieved:

  • 90% growth in math
  • 90% growth in reading
  • 90% growth in science

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