Bellingham Cooperative School

1708 I Street,
Bellingham, WA, 98225-0982
     Tel: (360)733-1024
Grades: NS - K
Bellingham Cooperative School' offers a body-brain compatible learning environment for children from preschool through first grade.
Small classes, individualized instruction and a multi-faceted approach to education supports both academic achievement and your child's development as a whole.
We are located on I Street within 6 blocks of the main library, the museum, the Maritime Heritage Park as well as 2 other city parks.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Heidi Alford
Admissions Associate Lia Ayley

School Notes:

  • Our program accommodates both full-time and part-time students. We support individualized learning, providing the foundations of academic skills and the freedom for each child to explore in his or her own creative directions.
  • An atmosphere of intimacy and quiet expectation allows children to absorb from each experience what is significant for them and pursue their unique interests and passions. Small class size and respectful communication methods foster a feeling of security and positive interactions between students.
  • Groups of mixed ages provide opportunities for students to develop close relationships with both adults and children.
  • At BCS, we create a body-brain compatible learning environment emphasizing hand-on, experiential learning. Nature, the outdoors, and physical activity are essential elements of our curriculum. Taking children out of the desk, paper-and-pencil world and into the natural world grounds their learning in concrete experiences and facilitates long-term retention and creative exploration. Many school activities reflect this need for direct, hand-on experience and for engaging vividly with the world.
  • We also provide: After school program daily; day camps during summer and school vacations; homeschool support

Profile last updated: 09/04/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Home Port Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cedar Tree Montessori (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul's Academy (0.8 miles away)
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    BellinghamWA98225
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