A  gratitude tree in bloom at BHS

Supportive Community

  • The Bainbridge Island community is exceptionally supportive of schools, both financially and through volunteer participation:

    • Bainbridge Schools Foundation - History of $500,000 donated each of the past three years, with a remarkable contribution in 2011 of $1M for staff retention, professional development, and teacher grants.

    • Parent/Teacher/Student Organizations - Parents demonstrate research regarding the positive impact of their support to schools and students. They support classroom and district-wide enrichment programs, as well as district-wide PT(S)O contributions equaling over $175,000 annually for supplies and equipment.

    • Parents & Community Volunteers - Over the last five years, an average of 71,803 volunteer hours have been given to the district per year in a wide variety of categories.  Community members serve in ongoing classroom activities, as guest speakers, and on school and district committees.

    • Election History - The Bainbridge Island Community has a long history of supporting our school district through the passage of Enrichment & Operations Levies, Technology Levies, Capital Levies (construction & facility improvements) and Bond Measures (new buildings and major rennovations)