The Wartime Civilian Control Administration (WCCA) did not plan for schools in the rush to build assembly centers and relocation camps. However the Japanese Americans within the camp soon saw a need to create some sort of educational structure for children and adults. Classes were offered for everyone: spelling for children, crafts and sports for adolescents, shorthand and first aid for adults, and English and Americanization classes for the Issei.

Churches too provided Sunday school and bible classes.

Graduating seniors from high schools and the University of Washington attended ceremonies within the camp. Only 5 seniors from Puyallup High School were given permission to leave the camp and attend commencement.