Removing barriers and enhancing educational success for all OSD students

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Public schools are the cornerstone of our community.
A supportive community helps OSD students and teachers achieve greatness.

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Apply for our OSDEF Teaching & Learning Grants
Access our Grant Request Form, Grant Scoring Rubric and further information here.

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 We are a dynamic and engaged Board of Trustees that is passionate about working with our community to provide programs and services that enhance educational success for all Olympia School District students.


OSDEF Announces New Executive Director

Olympia native Katy Johansson selected to lead education nonprofit

“I truly believe the OSDEF’s programs are enriching and, in many cases, transforming students’ lives.” - Johansson

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Upcoming Events


OSD Payroll Deduction Campaign

If you are an OSD employee, please consider a $1 donation every month. Every dollar has a positive impact!

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Cispus Wreath Fundraiser
Wreaths will be available for pick up the week of November 25, 2019.

Supports Outdoor Education at Cispus Learning Center for fifth grade OSD students.

Featured Sponsors


WSECU prides itself on being a member-powered credit union that offers unparalleled service. Established in 1957 after a newly married and newly employed state worker tried to get a $500 home loan, WSECU is a not-for-profit, allowing them to focus on their members and on investing in the communities that make Washington such an amazing place to call home. For many years, the OSDEF has been fortunate to be one of those community investments. We’ve also been lucky enough to have WSECU employees on our Board of Trustees. Thank you, WSECU, for making a difference in communities statewide – and for investing in students and teachers right here in the Olympia School District.

With offices in Olympia and Seattle, FORMA Construction has been managing the construction and renovation of major facilities and special projects throughout the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. Recent projects in our own Olympia School District include the construction of Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), which was designed to be the energy-efficient school every built in Washington, and the modernization of Garfield Elementary School. FORMA has been a longtime supporter of the OSDEF, in particular the Principal’s Emergency Fund, and we continue to feel grateful for their support. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our teachers, students and schools.


Like the OSDEF, McGranahan Architects’ mission is rooted in schools. McGranahan believes education transforms individual lives and society; that thoughtful architecture fosters meaningful learning. McGranahan is dedicated to the creation of inspiring learning environments, including at our own Garfield Elementary. We appreciate their support of the Principal’s Emergency Fund and look forward to partnering with them for years to come.