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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

If your child will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024, and you live in the Issaquah School District, it's time to register for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year! We ask incoming families to complete the registration process as soon as possible to help us plan for next year’s staffing and classrooms.

Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

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Welcome to Discovery Elementary!

Located in Sammamish, WA, Discovery Elementary serves approximately 540 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, as well as preschoolers in the district’s Early Childhood Education – Special Education Program and four-year-olds in the Transitional Kindergarten program. Read more about Our School.

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Family Math Night

Isabella Perkin, Transitional Kindergarten teacher playing a math game with a student at our Family Math Night.

Popsicles with the Principal

Students in Mrs. Greene's class got to enjoy Popsicles with the Principal.  A family in the class won this activity at the ISF Nourish Every Mind Online Auction.  All auction proceeds support every student in the Issaquah School District by helping fund the programs and grants provided by the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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Introducing STEAM Night

This year, Discovery added the "Arts" to STEM Night; referring it to STEAM Night, as a result. Kaytee Kruse and Bethany White were very instrumental in adding the "Arts" to this evening – a job well done!


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Issaquah Middle School

Incoming kindergarten students, current students and students from other districts are invited to a free vaccine clinic from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 29 in the commons at Issaquah Middle School. The event is a partnership between Bellevue College and Public Health – Seattle & King County. Vaccinations are required to attend school. This is a drop-in event, with no appointments necessary.

Here are some additional details about the free clinic:

  • Insurance is not required.
  • Identification is not required.
  • If you have your vaccine records, please bring them, but they are not required. It’s safe to revaccinate.
  • Parents/guardians will need to sign consent forms, which will be available at the event.
  • The vaccines are available for children and adult family members.

Our incoming kindergarten students are welcome to attend and receive any vaccines that they need for school. Seventh-grade students who need a Tdap may also want to attend.

Vaccines available will include:

  • DTaP
  • Tdap
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

It's possible that those who attend may also be able to receive COVID-19, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines.

If you have questions, please ask your school nurse; or, contact Director of Health Services Laura Carmichael at

Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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Happening Now at Discovery Elementary

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Student choir performing

Fifth grade performed their final Discovery Elementary concert. They showed off their skills with singing, ukulele playing, drumming, and xylophone playing.

The students selected their favorite songs from throughout the year and added different musical elements to each piece. This was a great opportunity for them to share their musical ideas! 

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Read More about Harmony in Farewell: Fifth Graders' Spectacular Final Concert

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled in the 2022-23 school year.

Discovery underwent a two-year remodel that was completed by the opening of the 2019-2020 school year. The remodel included an expanded multi-purpose room, improving office location and security, and adding six additional classrooms.


Classroom teachers in the 2021-22 school year.

In the 2021-22 school year, our teachers had an average of 9.2 years of experience.


Of our teachers have a master's degree or higher.

To find the contact information for one of our teachers or staff, visit the directory (use the menu option at the top right to access the directory).


Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2021-22 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

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School Highlights & Programs

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Meet Principal Kathy Keegan!

Hi, Eagle families! Being a principal is awesome because it gives me the chance to build strong relationships with staff, students and families, which helps set up a foundation for academic success. A few fun things about me: I love historical fiction, such as the “Little House on the Prairie” series, which hooked me as a reader in third grade. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. I grew up in Colorado and was the only girl in a family with five brothers. 

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Early Childhood Education

Discovery is one of three locations in the district where ECE Classrooms are currently located. Students with a variety of special needs are served within the ECE classroom setting, along with students who participate in the program as Community Peers. Placement in our ECE classrooms is determined through an evaluation process, and students must meet eligibility criteria.  

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