History & Location

Nestled among trees in a park-like setting, the Good Shepherd Center provides an urban oasis for education.  Academics take place in our classrooms and out in the park, and lessons in community begin by simply walking through the door.


Our Place

The lush green landscape of Meridian Park that surrounds the school is reminiscent of a country orchard. Enclosed by a tall hedge of holly and horse chestnut, the renovated playground incorporates art as thoughtful aesthetic features and feels like a secret garden. The expansive outdoor space (over 6 acres!) provides ample opportunity to move the classroom outdoors, and offers resources for creative play and physical activity – integral to promoting balance in our students’ lives. Meridian Park is home to Seattle Tilth’s teaching and demonstration gardens, as well as Wallingford’s P-Patch community garden. The Wallingford Farmers Market can be found in Meridian playfield every Wednesday, May through October.

Our Partnerships

 Spacious and welcoming, the historic Good Shepherd Center is home not only to Meridian but to more than two dozen community organizations and professionals such as the Wallingford Senior Center, Alliance Française, EarthGen, and the Tilth Alliance. This collaborative environment offers enriching interactions for students and faculty, and models the many ways in which we can learn from those around us. Click here to read about the history of the Good Shepherd Center!

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