PCM is a public school (tuition-free, not for profit, open enrollment) accessible to all age-appropriate Washington resident students. Pursuant to Washington State law, PCM may not limit admission on any basis other than age, grade level, or enrollment capacity in a grade level and must enroll all students who apply within these parameters.  PCM also upholds the state wide sibling preference.


If capacity within a grade level is insufficient to enroll all students who apply, enrollment will be determined by an open public lottery.  PCM requested weighted lottery preferences to improve access for economically disadvantaged students and to ease the burden and logistics for full-time staff with qualified kids.  This request was made to the Washington State Charter School Commission and was granted.

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PCM will serve kindergarten through grade 5 students in the Gladish Community and Cultural Center beginning August 18, 2021. Our program will expand a grade level each year following. At capacity, PCM will serve students in kindergarten through grade 9. PCM has established a robust transition support plan that will begin at the end of grade 8 to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the students high school of choice at the end of grade 9.

Open enrollment at PCM began August 18, 2020 (5:00 PM) and will close on February 15, 2021 (5:00 pm) for the 2021-2022 school year.  While our application platform is easy to use we would be happy to support you by completing the application for you over the phone.  For support please call (509) 336-5909 or email Jan Williams at JanW@myPCM.org.

PCM does not discriminate in any programs or activities and shall not discriminate against any student, employee, or any other person on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, belief system/religion, color, marital-partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.  Furthermore, PCM shall not discriminate on any other ground that would be unlawful if done by any other public school. PCM shall take all steps necessary to ensure that discrimination does not occur, as required by state and federal civil rights, and anti-discrimination laws.

For any questions, concerns, or to report violations, please contact Laylah Sullivan at LSullivan@myPCM.org

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." 

Dr. Maria Montessori

Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Suite 215




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