The Island School, a private school on Bainbridge Island, offers an engaging 4th Grade program for students from the Kitsap Peninsula, including Poulsbo, Suquamish, Indianola, Kingston, Hansville and Silverdale.
During a fourth grader’s day, students have the opportunity to learn in a whole group, work in cooperative small groups and investigate individual ideas on their own. This ensures that each student receives what she/he needs to grow as an individual learner.
The development of a caring and safe classroom community is crucial for learning to occur. To cultivate these qualities we have brief classroom meetings in the morning and afternoon to get to know each other, give compliments, celebrate successes and solve problems as they arise. Together we will discover and reinforce how to respect our own and other’s right to learn and feel safe.
Parents as Partners at The Island School
Parents and grandparents are an integral part of The Island School, helping in the classroom, reading with students. They share their expertise or passion, serve on the Board, and assist on field trips. Parents also help in the library and organize special events and holidays. They are at the heart of all school fundraising events, including the Annual Fund, Fall Carnival, Autumn Gathering and Spring Auction.