• Attn: Fourth and Fifth Grade Families

    Sixth grade is moving to middle school in fall 2019. You are invited to a family meeting to get information about the transition and ask questions. Learn about extra-curricular and academic opportunities. Get ready to make the most out of three years of continuity in middle school.

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  • Weekly Message - Feb. 15th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - NO SCHOOL ON FRI (16th) AND MON (19th) for Mid-Winter Break and President's Day

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  • Weekly Message - Feb. 9th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mr. Ritsema explores the benefits of weekly family meetings and why you should schedule one!

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  • Weekly Message - Feb. 2nd

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mrs. Schilling shares ways to boost reading skills and reading enjoyment!

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  • Weekly Message - Jan. 26th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - reminders about absences, being tardy, early dismissal & a change of clothes!

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  • Marvista Mission:  Marvista is a dedicated community of learners, including students, staff and families, who actively embrace diversity, ensure high levels of teaching and learning and inspire creativity in a safe, respectful and positive environment.


  • Fall 2017

    Hello Marvista Families, It is with great enthusiasm that I serve in my fourth year as the principal at Marvista Elementary School. I am so proud to support students, teachers and families at this amazing school!   

    This fall marked my twelfth year of School Administration. Prior to being the principal here, I was the principal of an elementary school in the Lake Washington School District for four year and prior to that I served as a High School Assistant Principal for four years in Lake Washington. I completed my Principal Internship and began my teaching career in Highline.

    I have a passion for education, equity, and social justice. I share the district’s belief that every student should be known by name, strength and need and graduate ready for college, career, and citizenship. To accomplish this critical goal I assure you I will:

    • be visible and accessible to students, staff, and families
    • build on and support a tradition of academic success
    • ensure all students have access to high quality instruction in all classrooms
    • engage families and the larger Marvista community in a variety of ways
    • engage stakeholders in decision making
    • make all decisions based on what’s best for ALL kids

    I invite you to reach out to me with your thoughts, ideas and questions. Open communication is very important to me. To this end, I send a weekly letter to all families during the school year which is intended to keep parents in the loop on things happening at school. These letters are archived on our school website in case you miss one.

    Have a great year!

    Melissa Pointer

    Melissa Pointer, Principal



About Us

  • Marvista Elementary School
    19800 Marine View Drive SW                                             
    Normandy Park, WA 98166

    Phone/Attendance: 206-631-4200

    Assistant Principal
    Educational Assistant/Dean of Students
    Office Manager
    Office Assistant
    Part Time Office Assistant
    School Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.  

    Early Release Days: 9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

    Regular Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Fax: 206-631-4259


  • 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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  • Remember to Vote by February 13

    Election day is Tuesday, February 13. If you live in Highline boundaries, our educational programs and operations levy is on your ballot. The measure replaces an expiring levy.

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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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  • Why Run a Levy? Hear From a Student

    There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.

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Planning & Construction

  • Keeping Our Promise