Sakai heART work.

  • Character Strong curriculum was adopted as BISD’s K-6 SEL curriculum during the 22-23 school year.

    A committee was formed to review and pilot SEL curricula. The committee used WA SEL Standards, BISD’s District Improvement Plan, CASEL framework, and the Cultural Competency, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CCDEI) Standards for Educators to guide their adoption process. The committee also did extensive research on how the pilot curricula supported and valued neurodiverse learners, were trauma-informed and were evidence-based with research to highlight positive outcomes in schools.


    Character Strong prioritizes the home and school partnerships. To learn more, please find the link to Family Strong here.



    K-5 Character Strong Curriculum

    Link to learn more


    6th Grade Character Strong Curriculum

    Link to learn more

    Secondary (7-12) SEL

    • Woodward Middle School- Weekly Seminar time for social-emotional learning focused lessons for all students
    • Bainbridge High School- Piloting Character Strong for the 23-24 school year
    • Eagle Harbor High School- Character Strong 
      • Commodore Options Program uses Character Strong K-12


    Social Emotional Learning Contact:

    Annalisa Sanchez- Director of Student Services

    • 206-780-1069