School climate refers to the overall environment of a school’s social and educational culture. It is a measurement of the quality of school life for students, staff, families, and communities. This includes a variety of factors: safety, teaching methods, interpersonal relationships, social supports, and school values.
The National School Climate Center provides information on the importance of these and other factors in maintaining a positive school climate.
OSPI's work with school climate transformation operates under the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks.
- School Climate Resources
For Schools & Districts
For Families & Students
School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)
OSPI is committed to supporting Washington schools through the School Climate Transformation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and in partnership with the national PBIS Technical Assistance Center, NWPBIS and the University of Washington’s SMART center.
The collaborative effort of this five-year grant will build and sustain capacity for the implementation of an integrated system of behavioral support. From 2018-2023, the SCTG grant will provide training and coaching support to 30 identified school districts across Washington, serving 98,336 students.
The U.S. Department of Education provides more information about this federal grant, including funding status, contact information, and details on eligibility.
- District Grantees - Cohort 3 | 2020-2023
- District Grantees - Cohort 2 | 2019-2022
- District Grantees - Cohort 1 | 2018-2021