Top 5 Best Bellingham Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 private schools serving 1,761 students in Bellingham, WA (there are 35 public schools, serving 13,587 public students). 11% of all K-12 students in Bellingham, WA are educated in private schools (compared to the WA state average of 9%).
The best top ranked private schools in Bellingham, WA include Assumption Catholic School, Whatcom Hills Waldorf School and Montessori At Samish Woods.
The average acceptance rate is 88%, which is higher than the Washington private school average acceptance rate of 85%.
47% of private schools in Bellingham, WA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Assembly of God).

Top Ranked Bellingham Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Assumption Catholic School
Assumption Catholic School Photo - Assumption Catholic School Welcomes YOU!
(Catholic)
(3)
2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-6133
Grades: PK-8
| 255 students
Bellingham Christian School
(Christian)
1600 E Sunset Dr
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-7303
Grades: PK-8
| 294 students
Explorations Academy
Explorations Academy Photo - Here are some of our students feeling triumphant on a multi-day backpacking trip, enjoying the beauty and bounty of our region. Explorations students develop a sense of leadership, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility both in the classroom and on the field.
(2)
1701 Ellis St # 215
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-8085
Grades: 6-12
| 32 students
Montessori At Samish Woods
Montessori School
1027 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 650-9465
Grades: PK-6
| 78 students
Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Photo - Form drawing strengthens eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness - and is beautiful.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
941 Austin St
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 733-3164
Grades: PK-8
| 237 students
Alger Learning Center & Independence High School
Alternative School
100 Pine Street Ste. 103
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 595-2630
Grades: PK-12
| students
Blossom Childcare & Learning Center
Daycare / Preschool
2945 Douglas Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 752-2699
Grades: PK-K
| 30 students
Cascades Montessori Middle School
Montessori School
2710 Mckenzie Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 306-8723
Grades: 7-9
| 32 students
Catch The Son Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
2600 Lakeway Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 733-1277
Grades: NS-PK
| 62 students
Cedar Tree Montessori
Montessori School
2114 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 714-1762
Grades: PK-6
| 69 students
The Franklin Academy
3000 Nw Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-1750
Grades: PK-8
| 232 students
Gardenview Montessori
Gardenview Montessori Photo - The children love to help make their playground beautiful!
Montessori School
2117 Walnut St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 527-9638
Grades: PK-K
| 80 students
Hillcrest Kids
Daycare / Preschool (Assembly of God)
1400 Larrabee Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-8135
Grades: NS-5
| 187 students
Lynden Christian School Evergreen Campus
Lynden Christian School Evergreen Campus Photo - Preschool Classroom 1
Special Program Emphasis (Calvinist)
567 E. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 988-3473
Grades: PK-4
| 61 students
Trinity Classical School
Special Program Emphasis (Presbyterian)
2826 Birchwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-2695
Grades: K-8
| 112 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham, Washington Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
St. Paul's Academy (Closed 2023)
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
1509 E. Victor Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-1750
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
920 24th St
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-5433
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Bellingham, WA?
The top ranked private schools in Bellingham, WA include Assumption Catholic School, Whatcom Hills Waldorf School and Montessori At Samish Woods.
How many private schools are located in Bellingham, WA?
15 private schools are located in Bellingham, WA.
How diverse are private schools in Bellingham, WA?
Bellingham, WA private schools are approximately 20% minority students, which is lower than the Washington private school average of 32%.
What percentage of students in Bellingham, WA go to private school?
11% of all K-12 students in Bellingham, WA are educated in private schools (compared to the WA state average of 9%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Bellingham, WA?
47% of private schools in Bellingham, WA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Assembly of God).

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