SUNRISE BEACH SCHOOL - EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION / CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP Sunrise Beach School / Sunrise Beach High School (SBS/SBHS) is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (PK-12), Christian, state-approved, fully accredited, non-profit, 501(c) 3, college-preparatory, private school offering a highly enriched, individualized curriculum for enrolled students.
High school students attending SBHS have the option of Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) course work as well as College in the High School courses through the University of Washington, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University.
We begin foreign language, language arts, science, mathematics, history, drama, choir, music, art, and computer science studies in grade Pre-K and continue these subjects and several other enrichment opportunitites thoughout the student's high school experience.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 56 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Sunrise Beach School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Sunrise Beach School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, Central WA University-Environmental Science 201, Central WA University-Environmental Science 202, Honors Level High School Courses, Mathematics through Calculus, U of WA English 111, U of WA English 131, U of WA Spanish 103, U of WA US History 235
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies according to grade level of enrollment.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Roxanne Cox
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Mary Wohlers


Total Sports Offered
1 sport

School Notes

  • Mission Statement: To provide a challenging college preparatory curriculum allowing each student to fully develop his or her potential in: academics, leadership, citizenship, moral character, and spiritual growth.
  • Sunrise Beach School / Sunrise Beach High School offers a Christian, state approved, fully accredited, non-profit (501c3), individualized College Preparatory program for grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (Pre-K-12) in spacious classrooms with few students per teacher (approximate 8/1 student/teacher ratio).
  • Through a Classical Education model emphasizing specific curriculum planning to meet the needs of each individual student, the school's highly trained Christian educational specialists (our instructors) provide immersion into each subject matter in a challenging, enriched, fun, educational environment.
  • Fostering lasting learning experiences and increased comprehension, teachers use interactive classroom environments, Mastery Learning Techniques, hands-on (often Montessori) manipulatives, college level science equipment for all grades, college classes through the University of Washington`s College in the High School Program (taught by SBHS teachers on campus) and official College Board Advanced Placement classes for high school students; Sunrise Beach School offers a broad range of opportunities.
  • Classes provided through SBS/SBHS include classical elementary, middle school and high school classes augmented with such specialty course offerings as: Bible, Foreign Language offered Pre-K 12 (Spanish, French, Japanese, Latin), Advanced Science classes in all grades (i.e.: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology Ornithology, and Anatomy & Physiology) mathematics through trigonometry and calculus - including both Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry, Photography, Ceramics/Potter`s Wheel, Ballroom Dance, Sports, Agriculture, Mission trips, Orchestra, Band, Choir, Drama/Theater, Clubs, and much more.
  • Please contact Sunrise Beach School for more information: 360.866.1343 or 360.791.8348.
  • Counties Served: THURSTON, MASON, PIERCE

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 56 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Olympia, WA is $10,413 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Olympia, WA is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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