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About Sammamish

CWU-Sammamish is a partnership between the City of Sammamish and Central Washington University (CWU) to provide higher education opportunities to the Sammamish region.
In January 2016, the City of Sammamish invited CWU to consider providing educational programming to residents of the Sammamish Plateau at the former Mars Hill Church site, which the city had purchased in March 2015. The City's preliminary survey of residents indicated a strong desire for postsecondary programming and community engagement activities. CWU conducted its own community needs and preferences assessment in spring 2016 and found a strong interest in the community for flexible learning options such as Running Start, professional education, and personal enrichment opportunities, and specialized instruction, such as tutoring, testing, and English as a Second Language. CWU began offering such programs on September 20, 2017.
CWU-Sammamish offers general education classes which meet the Running Start criteria, a Thursday evening speaker series, continuing education/lifelong learning classes, English as a Second Language classes, and professional development programs. These courses are all open to the general public. For more information about classes check out CWU-Sammamish on Facebook. 
The site of CWU-Sammamish is an ideal location for these programs because it is within a few miles of four high schools, including Skyline High School, Eastlake High School, Tesla STEM High School, and Eastside Catholic High School.
CWU-Sammamish has leased part of its parking lot to the Microsoft Corporation for employee parking and has a lease with the Sammamish Community YMCA to utilize the gymnasium/multi-purpose area of the building for their programs.


120 228th Ave. NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone: 509-963-3690

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