4041 S. 298th St
Auburn, WA 98001
Phone: (253) 945-2500
Fax: (253) 945-2525
Principal: Joe Kosty
The Camelot traditions of honor, respect and camaraderie are alive and well at Camelot Elementary. Children are able to shine and be recognized positively within the Camelot family. The hallways and classrooms display samples of their work, while adults and children alike greet each other warmly. Most of the students walk to and from school, providing them an opportunity to greet one another before they are on the campus. The sword in the stone placed at the entry, which also has beautifully engraved doors, represents the Camelot theme. The hallways and the rooms have names like “The Tower,” “Great Hall,” and “Knights Lanes.”
The Camelot family of about 350 children has a very diverse background, both ethnically and socioeconomically. Children offer their peers help and enjoy getting “caught doing something good,” while their parents and the community help out by tutoring and coordinating other activities for students and their parents. Camelot kids and their families have fun at events like Read Aloud Night, Math Night, Medieval Carnival, and Knighting Ceremony, as well as tending our Community Garden. Each event supports our firm belief that all children can succeed. The Camelot family enjoys time together learning and having fun.
Camelot also provides opportunities for students to show leadership through activities such as Reading Buddies, Conflict Management Team, Tech Team, Green Team, and Student Council. The Camelot track team has also provided students a great way to succeed athletically, and Camelot students have done very well at district track meets.
In both 1997 and 2005, Camelot received the national distinction of Blue Ribbon School. Camelot was chosen for achieving high academic success with a diverse student population. In 2011, Camelot was chosen as one of the first schools in the nation to receive the Green Ribbon School award. Thanks to excellent leadership and the hard work of the staff and student body, Camelot has demonstrated its commitment to good stewardship of the planet through reducing, reusing and recycling.
There is a quote that you will hear often at Camelot: “You must reach a child to teach a child.” The staff at Camelot has made a commitment to build relationships with students and families. This promotes an environment of trust, and allows teachers to really know the individual needs of each child.
Click here to see Camelot’s profile at the Federal Way Public Schools website.