Our mission

Provide students with the knowledge and skills to be ready for life after high school by fostering a learning community where students grow and develop resilience with dignity and integrity.

Our Core Values


Do what’s right in every aspect of our school community.


Develop a mentality of lifelong learning through curiosity and critical thinking.


Work hard toward your goals and take setbacks as part of the process.


Demonstrate respect and empathy to everyone, including yourself.


Foster an environment in which individuals feel like part of a whole.

Our school

Planning for Skyview High School began in 1993 after voters approved a $45 million bond in 1990. The building opened in fall 1997 with 1,748 students. The school was built to offer learning spaces that are more flexible, accommodating individual, small group and large group instruction.

Skyview is home to the science, math and technology (SMT) program, which was created in partnership with Stanford University, Penn State University and Hewlett-Packard.

Other notable history:

February 1998—Skyview High School is awarded a top national architectural award, the Walter Taylor Award, from the American Association of School Administrators, the American Institute of Architects and the Council of Educational Facility Planners.

June 2000—Research by Skyview students supports the Human Genome Project.

November 2005—Skyview High School is among America’s top schools for 2005, according to Newsweek magazine. Skyview comes in at number 784.

2008–Skyview High School is home to team 2811, The Stormbots. They have been competing since 2008.

2023–24—The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) and the Association of Washington School Leaders (AWSL) awarded Skyview with the first-ever Washington Schools on the Rise Award for the 2023-24 school year! The award celebrates schools where students and adults collaborate to amplify student voices in a way that fosters an inclusive and equitable environment.

Built in
students in SMT Choice program

Core Values

Trust | Integrity | Excellence


At Skyview, our positive behavior is guided by our school’s Storm Standards, five easy-to-understand character values that define TRUST, INTEGRITY and a commitment to EXCELLENCE. When students embrace our core values, they are embodying the Storm Standards. These standards for positive behavior are expectations for all staff and students, and in all areas of the building.