Puesta del Sol Construction
Starting in the 2020-21 school year, Puesta del Sol Elementary School will have a new location and a brand new building. The new school building will be constructed at the Bellewood site located at 301 151st PL NE, Bellevue, WA 98007.
Benefits of Moving to the New Location
- Central location will better accommodate students from across the entire school district
- Only one move for students and staff
- Location near Main and 156th offers more commuting routes to and from campus
- An additional access point will alleviate campus traffic
- Easier access for first responders in the event of an emergency
- Equitable travel times for Puesta del Sol families
- Parking for parents and staff greatly increased
Central Location for Our Students
Students who attend Puesta del Sol come from across the Bellevue School District. This map shows how each elementary school attendance area is currently represented at Puesta del Sol. Just over 61% of our students live north of I-90.
Architect is selected
Design Committee* formed
April – June 2018
Staff provides input on the school design
May or June 2018
Community meeting to discuss design of the new school
Building design developed
Oct. 2018 – Feb. 2019
Permit process begins with the City of Bellevue
Construction firm selected
The design committee is comprised of 6-8 staff members, 2 parents and 1-2 members of administration. The purpose of the design committee is to provide input and make decisions about the design process while working with district standards for elementary school design and construction. The design committee will be responsible for keeping school staff and parents apprised of the progress of the school design. All staff members will have input on the classroom design in terms of specific needs to deliver instruction to their students.
We will still provide transportation to and from school.
We will still have before and after school programming.
We will still have the early learning program on-site.
We will continue working with PTA to offer extracurriculars.
We will work with the community to review the building design.
We will work with families to address relocation concerns.
Is the district changing the International Spanish Academy feeder pattern?
No. Puesta del Sol students who choose to continue in the ISA program will still attend Tillicum Middle School and then have a choice between Newport High School or Sammamish High School.
Update for October 15, 2018:
We are excited to see the final stages of the Puesta del Sol rebuild take shape during the 2018-2019 school year!
Currently, the Bellevue School District Capital Construction Project Management and CSM architects are working closely with the City of Bellevue on details related to the campus site and building design. We expect to resume our design work on the new building within the next few weeks, and will provide a more detailed update on next steps in the design process then.