West Seattle Elementary Schools

Close to the action of downtown Seattle but in a calmer part of town, West Seattle is a wonderful place to raise a family. In the area surrounding Lighthouse Apartments, there are three main choices for kids to start their primary education: the local public school, a Montessori school, and a bilingual Catholic school.

What Makes Each West Seattle Elementary School Different

math blocks teaching large numbers in elementary school with hundreds thousands and millions orders of magnitude

Roxhill Elementary School

The local Delridge public school works to prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Along with monthly family events, there are annual math, science, and literacy nights to foster a sense of excitement and discovery in a positive learning environment. There is a special program offered for students on the autism spectrum, and in-class translators for students learning English. Roxhill makes it its mission to inspire each and every student.

Northwest Montessori School

This small school envisions a place where anyone and everyone can thrive by building him or herself on the foundations of individualized learning, independent thinking, and the joy of discovery. It breaks away from the trend of “teaching to the test,” instead letting children explore the learning process in their own way. The Montessori school uses mixed-age classrooms to inspire nurturing, comradery, and confidence through teaching and learning from others.

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School

This Catholic school’s vision is to raise a new generation that sees through cultural walls via bilingual English-Spanish learning. Immersion begins with 80% Spanish in Kindergarten and slowly introduces more English until classes speak each language for half the day. Students learn how to speak and read in English and Spanish and receive bilingual lessons in all subjects for a well-rounded understanding of both languages. In addition to cultural learning, the school promotes caring for the Earth by spending time in nature, growing plants, and learning about the environment. Each lesson is tied together with Christian teachings of neighborly love.

There are no wrong answers in choosing a school. While some parents wish for their children to enjoy the wide variety of opportunities and experiences at a public school, others seek the specific approach of a Montressori or bilingual school. Looking to make West Seattle your home? See other highlights of the West Seattle neighborhood.

Ravishing Restaurants in West Seattle

Our newly refurbished apartments are in the center of a restaurant gold mine. West Seattle is a hot spot for authentic foods from North America, with hidden gems of Mexican, Cajun, and Philadelphian food. Check out the West Seattle restaurant highlights.

Restaurants Near Lighthouse Apartments in West Seattle

The Westy Sports & Spirits

beer dripping down glass

This sports bar and gastropub is always lively with a buzz of excitement in the air. The restaurant opens early on game days and brings in a fun-loving crowd. The menu spans from American comfort food to globs of fried, cheesy goodness. The full-service bar serves a variety of beers and powerful cocktails. Come in on Tuesdays for free skee-ball, GoldenTee 2019, and arcade games.

Taqueria la Fondita

chicken tacos with peppers on corn tortilla with cheese

It might just be a food truck and a bench, but the gourmet meals that come out the window is worthy of a fine restaurant. Order from an extensive menu including fresh guacamole and Mexican corn on the cob.

Crawfish House

whole shrimp Cajun stir fry

This one is for the die-hard seafood lovers out there. Crawfish House serves fresh-caught seafood served Cajun-style. Not that into seafood? No problem. Order your choice of land-based fried food, and sample the traditional dishes from your friend’s plate.  

Tug Inn

burger fries and beer, cheeseburger with bacon and pickles

This Delridge spot is a dive bar with top-notch service. Grab a bite for under $10, try a jello shot, and stay for the friendly bartender with a talent for mixing drinks. This is a great bar to have in your backyard.

Calozzi’s Cheesesteaks

Philly cheesesteak with onions and cheese

These giant, meat-packed sandwiches are as messy as they are delicious. Build from nothing but pocket change and a love for this chaotic good meat, Calozzi’s is now a bustling business. See the tear-bringing story behind the success.

Looking for a nice place in West Seattle? Enjoy the community atmosphere at Lighthouse Apartments. Check out our resident lounge with a bar, pool, and hot tub, and other great amenities, or view available apartments.