News

Retirement Announcement – Loretta Morgan

Loretta Morgan, our amazing Business Manager for the past 24 years, is retiring in July. While our community will deeply miss Loretta, we are happy for her as she moves into this next chapter of her life.  Loretta’s decision is part of a thoughtful and intentional plan to ensure the stability and financial security of…

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TIS CHILD science

Presenting: Strategic Vision 2020-2025

The Island School, now in its fifth decade, reaffirms its commitment to doing what is best for the Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community. We remain as committed to meaningful and joyful education as our founders were in 1977. In that spirit, the Board presents the Strategic Vision 2020-2025. You are invited to read…

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Distance Learning Guest Page Available to All

Distance learning at The Island School continues to focus on our values of project-based, hands-on, engaging learning. Every week, classroom teachers and specialists in art, music, PE, library and Spanish provide opportunities for students to read, write, share ideas, explore, create, play and more. We invite everyone to sample some of our teachers’ exciting Distance…

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The Island School Teachers Sing COVID-19 Parody

How might students feel, being away from school and living at home with the same ol’ folks day after day? Before we moved to Distance Learning, students had been studying islands, and that sparked an idea. The castaways on Gilligan’s Island must have had some of the same challenges the kids are experiencing – missing…

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Distance Learning at The Island School

Distance learning at The Island School is exciting! The Island School faculty and staff, being lifelong learners themselves, worked as a team to set up a distance learning portal within two school days of closing our physical building in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.   With materials provided by the teachers, students have been…

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Announcement: Art Teacher

We are delighted to announce that Katey Rissi, our current Extended Day Coordinator, will add the Art Teacher role to her duties beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Katey currently offers Art Club during Extended Day and has extensive experience offering art classes to children and adults. Katey came to The Island School after directing…

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Robin Miller

Announcement: Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

We are thrilled to announce that Robin Miller has been selected to fill the position of Social Emotional Learning Coordinator beginning in the 2020-21 school year. The position will focus efforts on proactive support specifically providing teachers with instructional strategies to meet the needs of varied learners, implementing a school-wide social emotional curriculum, offering small…

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Coming Back to Bainbridge Island

Click below to hear “Coming Back to Bainbridge Island,” the song penned by our music teacher Mike Derzon, and sung often at Monday Morning Sing by our staff, students and families. Our weekly singing time brings together our whole community. It’s our special time to gather and connect through music. Please come join us at…

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