Sakai's annual salmon stream project

What Makes BISD Exceptional?

  • Thank you for your interest in the Bainbridge Island School District. Located on an island in Puget Sound, a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a great place to raise families and our top-notch, highly-regarded schools provide a world-class education.

    BISD Mission Statement:

    As a community, we collectively commit to honoring and nurturing the unique skills, talents and passions of every student. We provide a welcoming and respectful environment where students flourish and forge a life-long love of learning through relevant, engaging learning experiences. We empower our students to find purpose and contribute to a more just and equitable world.

    We believe...

    in every child;
    everyone has the potential and the right to lead a meaningful and productive life;
    all students can learn at high levels when provided with engaging learning opportunities that both support and challenge them;
    social and emotional health is as important as academic performance;
    diversity is essential to a vibrant community;
    strong, supportive relationships are the foundation of all that we do;
    empathy and critical thinking skills are essential for citizenship in a diverse and connected world;
    in becoming an anti-racist, inclusive organization that eliminates educational disparities and challenges traditional practices and norms;
    our families and community are our partners in the success of each child.

    Learn more! 

    Explore what makes BISD exceptional by clicking on the categories to the left of this page. 
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