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Building Leaders at Sherwood Forest's egg drop contest.
Welcome to Sherwood Forest!

Proud home of the Pumas! We are focused on inspiring our students to nurture positive self-identity, cherish diversity and work collaboratively with others.

Students learning to code at Sherwood Forest Elementary
Full STEAM Ahead!

Sherwood Forest teaches students problem solving with a focus on the elements of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.

Aztec dancers performing at Sherwood Forest
Culturally Relevant Instruction

Our educators continually seek out opportunities to enrich learning through culturally relevant instructional practices. Our goal is to create an environment where students thrive.

Leading the Way

At Sherwood Forest, we affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve each and every student academically, socially and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.

Uniquely Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest is one of sixteen elementary schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are five things that are uniquely Sherwood Forest...

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Teachers showing off their legos for computer science program
student playing with legos
teacher teaching an object lesson
Sherwood Forest PTA group giving out donuts
Sherwood Forest STEAM event in the park

Uniquely Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest is one of sixteen elementary schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are five things that are uniquely Sherwood Forest...

Sharing Our Stories

Hear from our learning community who share their thoughts on leading, learning and playing at Sherwood Forest Elementary School.

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Sherwood Forest isn’t just a school; it’s a community where inclusion and meeting each and every child exactly where they are — socially, emotionally and scholastically is the top priority. They beautifully balance seeking innovation with ensuring that every student benefits and grows from it. It’s a place where every family gets to feel heard, appreciated and respected. It’s an honor and a joy to be part of the Sherwood community. 

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I’ve seen the direct impact that the Bellevue Schools Foundation has on our students. As a parent, I’m an advocate for the Foundation because I know it helps not only my kids but those across the entire district!   

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The hardest part about raising a child with an intellectual disability is finding the balance between providing the support and care they need while making them a part of the community and avoiding isolating them or making their handicap their defining feature. When our son was born with Down's syndrome, this became our biggest concern - how to help him while not making him different. As kindergarten approached, we were worried about how he would be integrated in the school and how he would live the school social life besides the academics. This is when the district guided us towards the Pacific Program and we discovered a new world. I could start talking about the teachers, loving, caring, attentive, able to challenge our children meeting them where they are; but if I did that I would make a disservice to the program as a whole, with its inclusivity built-in, where special needs children are just that, someone needing more help, not a defective human cast away from sight and exiled into a corner. My son has proudly been a Puma for the last three years and not for a second did the school make him (or us, the family) feel like second-class citizen. And this is not talking about the incredible progress that our son has made in his development and his academics. His life would not be the same without the program.

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The hardest part about raising a child with an intellectual disability is finding the balance between providing the support and care they need while making them a part of the community and avoiding isolating them or making their handicap their defining feature. When our son was born with Down's syndrome, this became our biggest concern - how to help him while not making him different. As kindergarten approached, we were worried about how he would be integrated in the school and how he would live the school social life besides the academics. This is when the district guided us towards the Pacific Program, and we discovered a new world. I could start talking about the teachers, loving, caring, attentive, able to challenge our children meeting them where they are; but if I did that I would make a disservice to the program as a whole, with its inclusivity built-in, where special needs children are just that, someone needing more help. My son has proudly been a Puma for the last three years and not for a second did the school make him (or us, the family) feel like second-class citizen. And this is not talking about the incredible progress that our son has made in his development and his academics. His life would not be the same without the program.