Summer Office Hours
Our summer office hours are June 26th - 28th from 9-2. We will be closed until August 21st. New teacher postcards will be mail out the end of August. Have a great summer!
L.P. Brown, named after Leland P. Brown, former Olympia teacher, principal and twenty-six year Superintendent of Olympia Schools, is located in the northwest corner of Olympia. It serves approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, special needs children are served in the building’s autism program, and the Infant Toddler Programs.
The school was originally built in 1965. In 1968, additions were made to the school, which included the library and a six-classroom wing expansion. In 1978, the multipurpose building was expanded, increasing the size of the gymnasium. In 1986, a covered playshed structure was constructed. Separate areas for the bus and parent drop-off, a set of new student lavatories and fire sprinklers for the main building were completed in September 1997. The addition of six classrooms in a new wing and a remodeled music room was finished in January 1998, giving L.P. Brown a total of 18 classrooms.
During the school year, L.P. Brown provides space for the YMCA’s before and after-school childcare, and evenings find the building used for sports activities by the YMCA and Olympia Parks and Recreation, as well as school and community meetings.
New student registration
Welcome to the Olympia School District! New students who live within Olympia School District attendance boundaries will need to complete the Olympia School District application for student registration forms and submit them to their neighborhood school. For more information on the registration process, please visit our Student Registration page.
First day of school is September 6
The first day of school for students during the 2017-18 school year is Wednesday, September 6. Kindergarten and preschool begins on Monday, September 11.
The first day of school can be both exciting and stressful. We have put together a few resources that will make it easier for our students and parents to get the school year off to a great start! View the Back to School page for links to resources like school supplies, bus routes, new student registration and more. We can't wait to see you all!
Free summer lunches at Garfield and Madison Elementary
The Summer Lunch Program is a free nutrition program sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation, provided by OSPI and the USDA. Free lunch will be served from noon to 12:30 p.m., weekdays from June 26 – August 18 for children 18 and under. No program on July 4.
Garfield will be a hot lunch site, while Madison will be a cold sack lunch site. No registration is necessary.
OSD Math Placement Guidelines
The Olympia School District aims for all students to be successful in math. Our goal is that each child is placed in the math course that is most appropriate for their learning needs as they move through their middle school and high school years.