The Sammamish River is near downtown Bothell and is the river that connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington. Educational opportunities in Bothell include the Cascadia Community College as wellas the University of Washington, Bothell. These two institutions share the same campus and are closely linked. The Northshore School District is where students in Kindergarten through 12th will go to school. Private schools are also available for children from kindergarten through 9th grade. Bothell has a great culture associated with it, enhanced by many major annual events. Some fo these include the Summits of Bothell bike ride, La Fiest Viva!, Harvest festival and Pumpkin Carving, the city of Bothell Freedom Festival, and many more!