Developmental Preschool

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    Did you know Bainbridge Island School District has a preschool program? 

    Developmental Preschool is an inclusion program which means there are students who qualify for special education services and peer models learning together. The classrooms have high student-to-teacher ratios with usually about 14 students. Our program focuses on meeting developmental benchmarks in social/emotional development, communication, pre-academics, motor skills, and adaptive development. Our teachers believe strongly in the importance of discovery through play and imagination, as well as routine and structure throughout the day. As an added benefit, the preschool teachers work closely with kindergarten teachers in the district to target behaviors and skills that are important for kindergarten readiness.

    Currently located at Blakely Elementary and x̌alilc (Halilts) Elementary, the Developmental Preschool meets four days per week (Tuesday-Friday) for 2 1/2 hours per day. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered at each school: the AM session is from 7:50 am to 10:15 am and the PM session is from 11:45 am to 2:15 pm.

    Tuition for peer models for the 2023-2024 school year is $3,000 per year or $300.00 per month for 10 months. A non-refundable deposit is paid at the time of enrollment and becomes your June tuition.

    We are now accepting applications for peer models for the 2024-2025 school year!  Complete this online application.

    Peer model spots are limited and priority placement is given to students of staff members and students currently enrolled in the program and continuing for a second year.  Placements are made on a space-available basis. If there are more applications than spots available, lotteries will be held on February 15th and March 22nd. After March 31st, rolling placement in the program will be made on a space-available basis.

    Please direct questions regarding peer models and applications to:
    Sheila Jakubik
    Peer Model Coordinator
    Bainbridge Island School District
    8489 Madison Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Please direct questions regarding special education and screening to:

    Mary-Beth Kobs
    Special Education Early Childhood Coordinator
    Bainbridge Island School District
    8489 Madison Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110