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Federal Way Public Schools launched the Scholar Art in the City initiative to showcase the artistic talents of scholars in local businesses and organizations.

The district is partnering with businesses and organizations to feature art and written work created by FWPS elementary, middle, and high school scholars.

Scholar Art in the City aims to showcase the work of FWPS scholars and the rich tradition of arts in the district. A variety of courses in art, choral and instrumental music, and drama are offered in FWPS schools. Arts and Communications is one of Federal Way Public Schools’ five Career Pathways. This pathway includes courses in the visual arts, photography, and video/TV production. Several career options in this pathway include computer animation, graphic design, fashion design, and videography.

FWPS bands and choirs are consistently recognized at various competitions throughout the state and country including middle school all-state band, choir and orchestra competitions. Our high schools are selected to perform at events such as the Washington Music Educator Association State Conference.

“Arts experiences help develop motor skills, creativity, attention to detail, decision making, self-expression, and so much more,” said Dr. Dani Pfeiffer, FWPS superintendent. “In turn, these skills connect our students more deeply to their learning and open them to new ways of seeing and being in the world.”

This initiative aligns with the district’s strategic plan Goal 3, Active Learners: Engaged, Empowered, Critical Thinkers.

Scholar art and writing is featured at the following locations:


Business Partner


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


Qualstar Credit Union


Columbia Bank

Federal Way High School

Joe's Deli

Federal Way High School

Vince's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Green Gables

Now at SubZero Ice Cream



Lake Dolloff

Cascade Veterinary Hospital

Lake Grove

Federal Way Mirror


Better Properties Real Estate

Mark Twain

Federal Way Library (1st Way S)

Meredith Hill

Eagle Tire and Automotive

Mirror Lake

Windermere Real Estate - West Campus


FWPS Educational Services Center

Olympic View

Coldwell Banker Danforth Inc.

Panther Lake

Bella Red Salon

Rainier View

Mama Stortini's


HomeStreet Bank


Federal Way Library (320th St)

Sherwood Forest

Marlene's Market & Deli

Silver Lake

Federal Way Library (320th St)

Star Lake

Verrazano's Italian Restaurant

TAF at Saghalie

Eagle Tire & Automotive

Todd Beamer

Federal Way Public Health Center


City of Federal Way - City Hall

Twin Lakes

The Soggy Doggy


Asensio Coffee