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Michelle Herron

Michelle Herron
Head of School


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Cascade Canyon School. We are a small school that makes a big impact. Since 1981, we have offered a progressive, inclusive, creative, and dynamic K-8 educational experience to families who want to be part of a connected learning community.

The power of being small lies in our ability to form strong relationships and the web of connection that is at the heart of the Cascade Canyon experience. Our teachers really see and know each of their students, resulting in a “just right” level of challenge and support. Our thoughtful, intentional focus on social-emotional intelligence gives students the tools to understand and appreciate themselves and each other.

At Cascade Canyon, three pillars — academic rigor, social-emotional development, and creative expression — guide everything we do. We know that rich learning happens when students are engaged with relevant content, when they feel safe to take risks, and when they are offered multiple pathways to explore and create. Our focus on project-based learning means that students develop deep content knowledge, as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of authentic and meaningful projects. CCS graduates go on to high school as curious and thoughtful learners, ready to embrace opportunities and make a positive difference in the world.

The best way to get a sense of what makes Cascade Canyon special is to see it for yourself. When you visit classrooms and hear the pride that shines through when students talk about their school, you’ll know why we love it here.

We look forward to meeting you!


Michelle Herron