Welcome to Discovery!


Discovery Lab SchoolWe are a small public school in the Yakima School District with approximately 222 first- through eighth-grade students. Our teachers strive to create classroom environments that challenge students in ways appropriate to their learning abilities and styles. We encourage multi-age and multi-generational connections throughout the school and within our community. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be involved in their child's education.

Discovery Lab School is a collaborative effort between educators, students, their families and our community to provide a supportive environment with high academic expectations for every student while promoting respect for others, open communication, individual responsibility, and a love for learning.


Discovery Lab School is celebrating its 20th Anniversary!

Check back here for updates!


Healthy Youth Survey

Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th - 21st.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students' answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

Download Parent & Student Flyer (English/Spanish)


DFC - Discovery Family Connection is the Parent Teacher Organization here at DLS

All Discovery Lab Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend the meetings!


Click on the DISCOVERY FAMILY CONNECTION link on the left side of the page to more information.

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 11th 6:30pm

Check the Documents page for the meeting minutes for this year. 

We look forward to seeing you!


Dear DLS families,

2nd STEP is a program used at Discovery that includes instruction and activities that promote positive social interactions, problem solving strategies, and bullying awareness. Family involvement is key in helping to support these ideas and build a sense of belonging and value for every student at our school.

Please check out the family 2nd step resources by following this link, setting up a free account and using the access codes posted below for your students' grade level(s).

Second Step Website

Middle School Activation Keys:

Grade 8 SSP8 FAMI LY34

Grade 7   SSP7 FAMI LY23

Grade 6 SSP6 FAMI LY12

Elementary School Activation Keys:

Grade 5 SSP5 FAMI LY75

Grade 4 SSP4 FAMI LY74

Grade 3 SSP3 FAMI LY73

Grade 2 SSP2 FAMI LY72

Grade 1 SSP1 FAMI LY71