Whatcom Day Academy

5217 Northwest Drive,
Bellingham, WA, 98226-0982
     Tel: (360)312-1103
Grades: PK - 8
What do you want for your child's education? Challenging Curriculum; A place to think creatively; Small classes with dedicated teachers; Diverse, non-sectarian environment; Recognition of individual learning styles; High moral and ethical standards.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 27%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 4%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please call or email Whatcom Day Academy for tuition details.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Admissions Director Laurie Phelan


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chinese Language Lessons, Extended Day Program, Game Club, Improv Theatre Club, Math Club, Music classes, Robotics Club, Science Club, Yoga Club Game Club, Math Club, Music classes, Robotics Club, Science Club, Yoga Club, Chinese Language Lessons,
Extended Day Program,
Improv Theatre Club,

School Notes:

Whatcom Day Academy offers a high quality, challenging academic program that inspires students to realize their full intellectual and personal potential, and to develop as self-confident learners, competent and critical thinkers, and respectful, responsible citizens.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Providence Christian School Nw (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Baker View Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Baker View Christian School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BellinghamBaker View Christian School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    5353 Waschke Rd
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.5 mi | 48 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • BellinghamBridgeway Christian Academy
    858 W Smith Rd
    0.5 mi | 25 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • FerndaleProvidence Christian School Nw
    5942 Portal Way, Po Box 180
    2.8 mi | 38 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • BellinghamEvergreen Christian School
    567 E. Kellogg Road
    2.9 mi | n/a students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • FerndalePioneer Meadows Montessori School
    Montessori School
    2377 Douglas Road
    Montessori School
    3.4 mi | 63 students | Gr. NS-6                      

School Reviews

4 months ago
WDA is an amazing school with teachers and staff who genuinely care about your children and their education. Both of my children started in preschool and are performing above their grade level. My youngest child would actually have been forced to be in a grade lower in public school due to birthdate. My children enjoy learning & experiencing teamwork and how things relate to real life instead of only being taught what is going to be on a test. I am so happy we found this school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
This school offers a progressive, 21st century education. Both my children have been there for several years, and not only are they (and most of their classmates) performing well above grade level in most subjects, they are learning to ask questions and follow their interests. It''s not about memorizing facts for a test, it''s about figuring out the right questions to ask in the first place, finding all the possible answers, and choosing the right one for the circumstance. I''m confident my kids will continue with a lifelong love of learning thanks to the teachers and curriculum at Whatcom Day!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The teachers really know what they are doing to provide a high quality experience for children and their families. It is more than a school, it is a family-like community.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We had been at WDA for 3 years and opted to try a different private school in Bellingham. Needless to say we returned to WDA, with a much greater appreciation for the exceptional education we had been receiving. WDA has a much superior math and science curriculum. The teachers at the intermediate and middle school levels are beyond exceptional. My children are engaged, eager learners at WDA! Why settle for traditional, linear education models, when you can have truly active learning? Happy to pay the higher tuition for the very BEST private school in Whatcom County.
- Posted by Parent

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