Principal Reese Ande shares what makes Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary unique.

As a real estate broker and third generation islander,

clients continually ask “What makes Bainbridge schools unique?” So, I sat down with Blakely Principal, Ande Reese and asked why he chose Bainbridge Island and what makes our schools a unique place for our children to learn and thrive as students.

Rural Neighborhood

Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School is a school located on the south end of Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound and is part of the Bainbridge Island School District. Blakely Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade.  The student population is 370.  In addition to the traditional course work, our school offers students a wide variety of programs ranging from outdoor education, Math Olympiad, Accelerated Reader, and multicultural education, to counseling and support services for students with diverse needs. Blakely Elementary State Achievement Index score: 9.278, one of the highest rated Elementary schools in the state.

Additionally, all students participate in a specialist instructional program that includes: Art, Music, PE, Library/Media and STEM.  Caring adults nurture each student, working to inspire and motivate them to become responsible learners and confident children.

For more information on Bainbridge Schools, please click HERE or to hear from BHS Principal Kristen Haizlip on why she chose Bainbridge Island and what makes our schools a unique place for our children to learn and thrive as students, click HERE.

National Blue Ribbon Award

In mid-December 2017, BISD received word that the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction selected Blakely Elementary as one of its seven nominations of Washington-state schools for the National Blue Ribbon Award.
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