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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

If your child will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024, and you live in the Issaquah School District, it's time to register for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year! We ask incoming families to complete the registration process as soon as possible to help us plan for next year’s staffing and classrooms.

Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

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Welcome to Briarwood Elementary!

Located in Renton, WA, Briarwood Elementary serves approximately 600 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, as well as the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Briarwood is also one of three schools in the ISD to host the Science Technology Magnet Program. Read more about Our School.


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Issaquah Middle School

Incoming kindergarten students, current students and students from other districts are invited to a free vaccine clinic from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 29 in the commons at Issaquah Middle School. The event is a partnership between Bellevue College and Public Health – Seattle & King County. Vaccinations are required to attend school. This is a drop-in event, with no appointments necessary.

Here are some additional details about the free clinic:

  • Insurance is not required.
  • Identification is not required.
  • If you have your vaccine records, please bring them, but they are not required. It’s safe to revaccinate.
  • Parents/guardians will need to sign consent forms, which will be available at the event.
  • The vaccines are available for children and adult family members.

Our incoming kindergarten students are welcome to attend and receive any vaccines that they need for school. Seventh-grade students who need a Tdap may also want to attend.

Vaccines available will include:

  • DTap
  • Tdap
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

It's possible that those who attend may also be able to receive COVID-19, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines.

If you have questions, please ask your school nurse; or, contact Director of Health Services Laura Carmichael at

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Briarwood students were extremely excited for authors Ben Clanton and Andy Musser to visit Briarwood.  The authors spoke in three assemblies for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and they were fantastic.  Students learned the idea about creating art simply from a line, heard about how authors think of ideas to write about, and watched the authors compete in a "drawing contest."

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.

At Briarwood we provide a safe, supportive environment, which promotes respectful, responsible behavior and challenges students, staff and parents to reach their potential as learners.


Classroom teachers in the 2021-22 school year.

In the 2021-22 school year, our teachers had an average of 12.2 years of teaching experience.


Of our teachers have a master's degree or higher.

To find the contact information for one of our teachers or staff, visit the directory (use the menu option at the top right to access the directory).


Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2021-22 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

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School Highlights & Programs

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Meet Principal Tia Kleinkopf

Hi, Briarwood families! I have been in education for 30 years, and have spent 20 of those right here in the ISD. A few fun facts about me: I love the “Harry Potter” series, my favorite kind of music is 80s, and my son got married in July! 

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Briarwood Bear Activities

Music and the arts are very important at Briarwood and each grade level performs an evening concert. In addition to the regular music classroom where students learn how to play marimbas, keyboards and recorders, third, fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Briarwood Bear Chorus. Students can also participate in a number of other school sponsored activities. 

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