Sunnyside Village Cohousing

Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education

Primary, secondary, and higher education opportunities are abundant in Snohomish County. Sunnyside Elementary School, a part of the Marysville School District, is about a 10 minute walk from Sunnyside Village. Our community actively supports Sunnyside Elementary. Multi-generational cohousing communities nationally are known for their support of families, children and youth, and their educational goals. 

“Within these communities, busy young families live alongside older neighbors who become “surrogate grandparents” while their own grown children and other relatives live far away. Especially among the bigger communities (usually no more than 30 to 40 households), there tend to be a wide range of professions, backgrounds, and skills. Neighbors eagerly contribute their skills to the governing and upkeep of their communities and many delight in sharing their expertise and free time helping each other.”
Lisia Zheng, PhD Candidate – Beyond Contact-Intergenerational Living in Cohousing Communities

Marysville Public Schools - Primary and Secondary Education

The Marysville School District provides primary and secondary education to approximately 9,800 students educated in ten elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools. The 1,500 full- and part-time instructional leaders and committed staff are dedicated to providing a positive learning experience and a safe learning environment; socially, emotionally, and physically for each child.

Opportunities abound for students who are provided access to option programs, AP and Honors classes, CTE preparatory courses for aerospace, early learning, videography, and culinary learning to name a few, along with the Regional Apprenticeship Program for the trades. The district is also a leader in the state through the use of technology to enhance student instruction, notably with 1:1 devices. Students are also offered robust extracurricular programs including choir and band, drama, robotics, and athletic programs, and access to student clubs and leadership activities.

Covid disrupted much of life in 2020 and 2021, including the local schools and education of Marysville students. The teachers, parents, and students are looking forward to the end of the pandemic and once again enjoying the benefits of in-classroom education. Following are 2020 and 2021 assessment highlights from the elementary, middle, and high schools serving the Sunnyside neighborhood:

  • Sunnyside Elementary – Students Enrolled 476; Students Regularly Attending 85.3%; Number of Classroom Teachers 32; Average Years of Teaching 16.3.
  • Cedarcrest Middle School – Students Enrolled 799; Number of Classroom Teachers 49; Average Years of Teaching 15.3.
  • Marysville Getchell High School – Students Enrolled 1,470; Number of Classroom Teachers 74; Average Years of Teaching 17.9; Graduated in 4 Years 93%.

Learn more about the Marysville School District and their primary and secondary education programs by reviewing their district and school webpages or by contacting them at (360) 965-0000.

Snohomish County – Higher Education

Located in a region with a history as an incubator for advanced technologies, sciences, and business ideas, Snohomish County features top-notch higher education opportunities including community and technical colleges and workforce training programs, and close proximity to world-class universities and research institutions.

Everett Community College’s new Gray Wolf Hall
Everett Community Collage - Wolf Hall

Four-Year Universities

  • University of Washington: Located in Seattle, just minutes from Snohomish County, UW is Washington state’s flagship institution of higher learning and is frequently ranked among the world’s top research universities.
  • University of Washington-Bothell: UW Bothell offers more than 35 undergraduate and graduate degrees within six schools and academic programs.
  • University Center of North Puget Sound: The University Center of North Puget Sound, located on the campus of Everett Community College, partners with eight colleges and universities to provide baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, business and others, for the residents of North Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties.
  • Central Washington University-Lynnwood: CWU-Lynnwood provides students the opportunity to earn their first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Edmonds Community College and stay on campus to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Community Colleges and Technical Training

  • Cascadia Community College: Co-located with UW Bothell, Cascadia offers technical, business and liberal arts programs.
  • Everett Community College: EvCC offers a wide range of education options including associate degrees; four-year degrees through the University Center of North Puget Sound; certificates of completion in more than 30 technical and career fields; and professional and employee training through its Corporate & Continuing Education Center.
  • Edmonds Community College: EdCC offers a diverse range of associate degree, professional certificate, and other specialized education and training programs.
    Learn more about Higher Education opportunities in Snohomish County by reviewing the Snohomish County Workforce Training webpages.

The information on primary, secondary and higher education opportunities highlighted on this page was provided by the Marysville School district, and the Snohomish County Workforce Training initiative. Photo credits Marysville School District and Everett Community College. Additional information is available on the Marysville and Snohomish County websites: