Nestled in the woods of Bainbridge Island, The Island School is an independent kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school educating students from across Kitsap County. Founded in 1977, the school engages the mind and heart of every child in a culture that values excellent education, innate curiosity, joy in learning, and respect and appreciation for others. Our teachers are caring and accomplished educators who model a love of lifelong learning. Teachers know each child deeply and devote tireless effort to meet children’s individual needs. Art, music, physical education and Spanish are core parts of our educational program. Kids love to learn at The Island School. We are a community of students, teachers, staff, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends working together. We are committed to a strong financial aid program to maintain economic diversity in our school community. The Island School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools.