The Hamilton Cafeteria serves delicious and nutritious breakfasts and lunches during each school day. Breakfast is served daily from 8:40 to 8:55 a.m. and lunch is served daily between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. There are three separate 30-minute lunch periods. A student?s assigned lunch period depends on their grade and class schedule and almost all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have lunch with students in their grade level.
Breakfast costs $2.00 and lunch costs $3.00. Students can either pay cash for their food each day or pay ahead. To pay ahead, students must bring a check made out to ‘HIMS’ and give it to the Cafeteria Manager. Also, you may arrange for On-Line Payment for Meals. For families that qualify as low-income, there is no charge for school meals. Free and Reduced Price Meal applications are mailed out during the summer and are also available in the HIMS Main Office and from Cafeteria staff.
For further information, see the Nutritional analysis of our meals and information about Food Allergies and Special Diet Requests, as well as additional information, can be found on the Seattle School District Culinary Services page.
Student Meals at School
Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Additionally, Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students. See a list of schools that will offer free meals for all students.
Breakfast and lunch is served each day in all Seattle schools.
- A greater focus on fruits and vegetables at breakfast.
- More whole-grain rich items.
- Meals contain less sodium.
Please Note: Menus are subject to change without notice. For the latest menu information, contact your school administration to connect with the school’s kitchen manager.
Free Meals for Students
Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In all Seattle schools, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals receive meals at no cost.
You must reapply every year. Qualification is based on household income.
Students who qualify receive additional benefits including reduced fees for the following programs.
- Event Fees
- Field Trips
- Advanced Placement Tests
- Running Start Books
- Associated Student Body (ASB) Fees
- Pre-College Exams (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
- College Application Fees
Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Additionally, Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students.
Pay for Student Meals and Apply for Student Meal Assistance
Learn more about how to apply for nutrition assistance, add money to your student’s account, or check menus and allergy information.