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The Island School

The Island School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Kindergarten through 5.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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The Island School says

At The Island School, every child matters. Our mission is to educate our children and inspire in them a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and an appreciation and respect for themselves and others. We provide a place where it is safe for children to risk, to learn, and to dream. Our wish for the children who come to work with us is that they take away a quiet confidence in themselves and what they can accomplish. A developmentally appropriate curriculum in all subject areas provides the most flexible framework for encouraging our students to develop lifelong skills as critical thinkers, self-motivated learners and independent decision makers. While building a solid academic foundation, we seek creative approaches to educating our young and search for innovative responses to meet the varied needs of our students. The Island School is an independent school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our mission is to educate our children and inspire in them a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and an appreciation and respect for themselves and others.Spanish, art, music, dance and physical education are core parts of our educational program.A developmentally appropriate curriculum in all subject areas encourages our students to develop lifelong skills as critical thinkers, self-motivated learners and independent decision makers. While building a solid academic foundation, we seek creative approaches to educating our young students and search for innovative responses to meet the varied needs of our students.Each grade has a classroom teacher and an assistant to support learning, except in fifth grade, which has two team-teachers. Our faculty is comprised of seven classroom teachers, seven specialists, seven teaching assistants, and an administrative and support staff of five.At The Island School, students and families are welcomed and embraced as part of our diverse community. Thoughtful, interesting people are drawn to our school because they value the important role a caring community plays in the lives of children and families. At The Island School, every child matters.Our school is nestled among the trees on Bainbridge Island. The campus is designed for teaching children of this age, and includes spacious light-filled classrooms, an art studio, a library full of books, an indoor courtyard, a kitchen, a theater, a gym, and a playfield with surrounding woods. Our campus is a certified Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary.Students, parents and teachers are committed to reducing our environmental and carbon footprint. Together we have earned a Level Two certification from Washington Green Schools.The Island School students come from Bainbridge Island and the greater North Kitsap area. Nearly 25% of our students come from the Kitsap Peninsula.Over $1,000,000 has been awarded in financial aid to an average of 22% of our families over the course of our history.Breakfast Club and Extended Day provide affordable supervision of children beginning at 7:30 a.m. before school and until 6:00 p.m. after school.The Island School is the only elementary school on Bainbridge Island accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

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Admissions
Phone
  (206) 842-0400
Email
  [email protected]

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 108
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 18
1 18
2 18
3 18
4 18
5 18

The Island School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Island School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 73%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4%

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

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