• Roberta McFarland Waskowitz Outdoor School Programs are a magical journey of discovery exploring the diversity of people and nature!  For over 68 years Waskowitz has been welcoming classes from throughout the Puget Sound region to investigate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through classes in forest and river ecology as well as forming bonds with new friends from different school.  

    Waskowitz supports and enhances the learning of the classroom through all the senses.  These hands on-minds on lessons encourage curiosity and an affinity for our natural world.  Whether elementary, middle school or high school students, all students learn about themselves and their place in our communities.

    I look forward to working and learning with all that enter through the Waskowitz gates--from our weekly school groups, high school retreats to the WELS and WELS –PS students!   Come experience the Magic of Waskowitz!

    Roberta McFarland

    Waskowitz Outdoor School Programs

About Us

  • Waskowitz Outdoor School        
    45505 SE 150th St                   
    North Bend, WA 98045
    Waskowitz Burien Office
    Waskowitz Environmental Leadership & Service School
    440 S 186th St
    Portable #80
    Burien, WA 98148-1934
    Burien Office Hours 
    School Office Hours 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM M-Th
    7:00AM - 2:00 PM Friday

    Office Manager


  • Celebrating Our Dedicated Support Staff

    We are honoring the often unsung heroes of our schools, our classified employees—support staff who serve lunches, drive buses, clean schools and support our students in so many ways. We are grateful for their dedication and outstanding work on behalf of our students.

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  • New Website Coming Summer 2018

    We are in the process of redesigning our website. Our new site will be easier to navigate, accessible to users with disabilities and will require less staff time to create and manage content. We now need your feedback to figure out what you need and expect from the new Highline website.

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  • 5 Bold Goals for 2018-2023

    What if the entire community rallied around our promise to know every student by name, strength and need and our goal for every student to graduate prepared for the future they choose? Our updated strategic plan points the way.

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  • Highline Levy Passing

    It appears our levy measure will pass, with early results showing more than 58% voting in favor of renewal. “I am grateful to voters for their support of our students and schools. Local funding for our schools is critical,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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  • We're Listening: Social-Emotional Learning

    It's time to share what we heard in a recent online community conversation about social and emotional learning in Highline. Two themes emerged from the online conversation.

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