• Parents recording their own family memories at Cascadia's graduation celebration

  • We still remember our friends

  • A holiday tradition at Cascadia

  • Future architects?

  • Just too funny

Great childhood memories flow from the heart of Cascadia.

Great memories for the students and their parents are one of the best results from attending Cascadia. Our warm, caring, comfortable, and supportive environment provide a place where the children and the parents make good friends that last well past graduation from Cascadia.

We have come to know a lot about good memories in our 35 years of experience. We see friendships and memories grow first hand and we frequently receive letters and notes from current and former students and parents. These can be short and simple or more reflective or quite detailed; three examples are provided here.

“Thank you for creating Cascadia (my home away from home) and doing all you do. Without you, my life would be different in a huge way.”

 “Looking back as a 4.0 senior in high school, I am now able to see the many gifts I received as a result of attending Cascadia. Marilyn Franklin made Cascadia not just an elementary school, but a true experience. Through her unique teaching program, I  attained many skills I now see my peers lack. I learned independence, creativity, perseverance, and gained an attitude that I could accomplish anything to which I set my mind. But the most important thing I took away was a love for learning. Cascadia made learning fun and really pushed me to do better than I ever thought I could. The comfortable atmosphere also helped me to excel. Cascadia became more like a home than a school as a result of the small class size and all the individual attention. Unlike in most schools, there were no cliques at Cascadia, and I was able to make many great friendships with students whom I still keep in close contact. We still laugh about our great holiday plays which we wrote, directed and starred in every year. Cascadia laid a secure foundation for the future of my education, and I attribute much of my success to the type of education I received from Marilyn Franklin.”

“There really are no words to express our heartfelt gratitude for six wonderful years at Cascadia. It is truly a very special place and one that [our daughter] has enjoyed going to each and every morning. We thank you not only for your academic excellence, which has afforded [her] the opportunity to ’reach for the stars,’ but also for creating such a loving and nurturing environment in which the children can grow, and which has made Cascadia the amazing place that it is. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will truly miss our Cascadia family and will always look back on your school with much fondness, a school that we know could never be equaled in either its joy, its warmth or its innocence. We will keep in touch and will definitely pop in from time to time!”