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Address: 34620 9th Ave S

               Federal Way,  WA 98003
Phone: 253.945.3270
Fax:  253.945.3399
Principal: Laurie Thornton
Grades: 6-10
Year School was Built: 1999

School Mission Statement

Federal Way Public Academy is a college preparatory school that families and students choose to attend. The school’s program emphasizes a challenging ‘traditional’ academic curriculum for every student in every subject. Public Academy prepares students for rigorous, academic instruction in order to prepare them for their college experiences.

Our School Goals

Our school goals align with the district strategic plan:

Goal 2- Whole Child: Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals

Pride Points

Focus Area

Goal 4- Content-Area Comptetence: Mastery of All Subjects

Pride Points

Focus Area

  • Each scholar becomes engaged in the broader community through community service, either through the school or in their personal lives
  • Scholars are supported in their social emotional development
  • Scholars are challenged through advanced coursework and rigorous curricular offerings
  • Scholars achieve at high levels on state exams
  • Scholars are supported in their academic soft skills development

Community Involvement

FWPA values input and participation from parents. Though we have the scheduled Student Led Conferences, at FWPA we like to say that every day can be a conference day. We encourage parents to speak to their child's teachers on a regular basis. In addition to our on-going communication, FWPA has an active parent Booster Club, where families can share ideas, take part in school fundraisers and help build and sustain a healthy school environment.



Associated Student Body (ASB)



Community Service



Honor Society



Walking Club



Knowledge Bowl



Gardening Club



Math Team






Chess Club



Minecraft Club



Board/Card Game Club



Various other student interest clubs



Origami Club



School Data

You can find data for all schools on Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s website including scholar demographics, teacher information, free and reduced lunch rate, school funding and financial resources, and assessment data at


FWPA School Profile