1121 33rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Madrona K-8 School website
Madrona PTA website

Program Site Manager: Dan Story

Programs Offered:

  • Preschool (ages 3-5)
  • Before & After School (grades K-5)
  • Summer Programs (ages 3-12)

Our Madrona location offers a preschool program as well as school-age programs which include before and after school care, Leap Ahead, and summer learning.

The preschool program, serving children ages 3–5, is part of the Seattle Preschool Program. Families who would like their preschooler to attend Madrona must apply directly through the City of Seattle’s Seattle Preschool Program central intake office. If you have additional questions, please contact our Madrona program director at the phone number listed above.

Launch at Madrona has been awarded a Quality Level of Excellence by Early Achievers, Washington State’s quality rating and improvement system for early learning programs.


Meet Carina Contarini, Program Director at Madrona

Originally from Brazil, Carina grew up in Rio de Janeiro and lived in Sao Paulo for almost six years. She moved to the United States in 2015 and lived in New York City and New Jersey before moving to Washington two years ago. She currently lives in Issaquah with her two beautiful daughters, Julia (11) and Carolina (14). Carina has more than 17 years of experience teaching preschool and elementary school. She received a bachelor’s degree in education and has extensive professional development and training in pedagogy, special education, and educational administration.

After graduating, Carina taught elementary school in Brazil and simultaneously coached and trained other teachers in a professional development center called “The Knowledge Center.” She worked at Launch as the Madrona program specialist before becoming program director.

In her free time, Carina teaches Portuguese. She also loves reading, cooking, and going to the movies with her daughters. She previously sang in choirs in Brazil and New Jersey, plays some musical instruments, and enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.