New Building

Sammamish will be ready to have students and staff move into the new academic spaces in August 2015.

STEM & Problem-Based Learning

Students in the Biology/Chemistry class work with UW researchers to prepare new cancer drug delivery systems. Read more …

Sammamish Leads

Our innovative summer program allows students to connect with professionals in industry to increase career and college readiness while working to solve real-world problems. Read more…

Bringing in Outside Expertise

Community members and industry professionals work with us to make learning and instruction authentic and relevant to the discipline, the classroom, and the student. Read more...

Sammamish Students Embrace Technology

Students and staff are working together seamlessly, using the latest software and technology as part of the school's 1:1 program. Learn more...

Sammamish Named 21st Century Exemplar School

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) serves as a catalyst to position 21st Century readiness at the center of K12 education. P21 has identified Sammamish as a school exemplifying successful 21st Century learning. Learn more ...

Sammamish Selected as 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School

Sammamish was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-2015 Showcase school for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver a more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace. Learn more...

Newest Video on Edutopia

The George Lucas Educational Foundation website, Edutopia, has just released the latest video documenting our work with Problem-based Learning. Edutopia will be following up with teacher blogs providing more insights into some of our program componenets. Read the first of those blogs here.

Sammamish High School One of Six in Nation Named "Microsoft Mentor School"

Sammamish is one of only six schools in the United States and just 80 worldwide selected as a Microsoft Mentor School for the 2013-2014 school year. Sammamish High was recognized for its innovative use of technology to transform education. Learn more...

Sammamish Begins Laptop Pilot Program

Each and every student in the SHS Class of 2017 will receive a new laptop to use in class and take home with them. Sammamish is an ideal location for the pilot program. As freshmen, Sammamish students take four yearlong courses: Honors Freshman Composition and Literature, AP Human Geography, Biology/Chemistry and Math. All courses demand the regular use of technology to collaborate, communicate and develop high quality student work. Learn more...

Sammamish Among "America’s Most Challenging High Schools"

SHS claimed the #3 spot in Washington state and ranks 90th among the top 160 schools in the nation. The Washington Post 2013 Challenge Index is a nationally recognized ranking of how well schools prepare students for college. Learn more...

Reinventing a Public High School with Problem-Based Learning

After being awarded an Investing in Innovation (I3) grant from the Department of Education, Sammamish High School is transforming from traditional delivery of instruction to a completely problem-based learning curriculum. Learn more...

STEM Innovations at Sammamish

Part 1 of 4:STEM at Sammamish
Part 2 of 4:STEM & PBL
Part 3 of 4:Helping All Students
Part 4 of 4:Community Support

Sammamish Leads

Online registration is open. Click here to register
Program dates: August 17-25

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Report an Absence

Call (425) 456-7606 or email to report any absence, late arrival, or early dismissal for appointments. Students must sign-in at the Main Office to get a pass for late arrival. You have 2 school days to excuse an absence.

Safe Schools

Our district uses SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration via text, phone, web or email.

Contact Us

Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Tom Duenwald

Assistant Principals:
TJ Hanify
Tom O'Connor

Office Manager:
Millie Laird

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Office Hours:
7:00am - 3:00pm