Chinook Middle School 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA98004 Chinook Middle School is one of five schools for sixth through eighth graders in the Bellevue School District. The…More school offers many before- and after-school activities, including sports, a program that helps students and families navigate social service agencies, a Leadership Club and morning and afternoon homework centers. The school also offers AVID, a program that aims to increase the number of students enrolled in advanced classes.
Cherry Crest Elementary School 12400 NE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA98005 Cherry Crest Elementary School is one of 16 elementary schools in the Bellevue School District. The school offers a half…More and full day kindergarten, a world languages program, science and art enrichment programs, clubs for science, chess, skiing and jump rope and a computer lab. Cherry Crest's PTSA has a website. The school was remodeled in 1994 and is scheduled for reconstruction starting in July 2011. The school will be completely demolished and the new school is slated to be complete by the start of the 2012-13 school year. The new construction will have a gym/multi-purpose room and projectors, interactive whiteboards and integrated sound reinforcement systems in classrooms. Keep updated on the construction project at its blog.
Insight School of Washington is a tuition-free, public online high school. The school admits ninth through 12th…More graders and all classes are conducted online. The school offers a full slate of classes, including career and technical education courses and honors and advanced placement courses. Students also have access to tutors and academic counselors. Students and teachers interact through audio, video, live chat and group interactions with classmates. Just like many public high schools in the state, Insight students may also participate in Running Start programs at their local community college and in the sports programs at their local high schools.
Though Insight School of Washington's central office is in Bellevue, the program is run through the Quillayute Valley School District in Forks. Any high school student in Washington the state may enroll full-time. Students have the same graduation requirements as every other student in the Quillayute Valley School District, including completions of the High School Proficiency Exams requirements.
French Immersion School of Washington (Ecole Francaise de l'Etat de Washington) is a bilingual, private elementary…More school, where 75 percent of the instruction is in French. The school's library has 12,000 volumes in French and English.
The school follows the structure of the French Ministry of Education, including the school break pattern (although the school does attempt to schedule most of the breaks with the Issaquah and Bellevue public schools). According to school officials, not only have FISW students graduated to local public and private middle schools, but students after fifth grade have been able to enroll in schools in France.
Families need not be native French speakers, but prospective students in the upper elementary grades will be assessed for French language skills before admission.
Financial aid is available. French nationals may also apply to France for financial aid to attend this school.
Interlake High School 16245 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA98008 Interlake High School is one of the schools in the state that consistently makes the "America's Best High Schools" lists…More in both Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. Last year, it was named in the top 20 on Newsweek's list, which used participation in advanced courses as part of the criteria. Interlake is the only high school in the Bellevue School District that offers both advanced placement classes, which give students college-level course work that is evaluated in a national test, and the International Baccalaureate Program, an internationally recognized two-year diploma program with academically rigorous courses. Interlake is also the location of the Gifted High School Program, for students who score high on the Cognitive Abilities Test. Students in Bellevue's gifted program for middle school students (PRISM) are enrolled automatically.
Spiritridge Elementary School is under construction for the 2010-11 school year. During construction, the Bellevue…More School District has relocated Spiritridge to the Bellewood campus, 301 - 151st Place NE, sharing a location with the Kelsey Creek Home School program.
The Spiritridge PTSA brings family and school activities to Spiritridge, including a math enrichment program, a weeklong multi-cultural celebration and other events and programs. The PTSA has a website.
Tyee Middle School at Southeast Allen Road is under construction for the 2010-11 school year. The Bellevue School…More District has temporarily located Tyee to its Ringdall campus, 11650 SE 60th St. School programs include an orchestra, jazz band, clubs for math, science, yearbook and games, advanced classes that offer credit for high school and afterschool clubs that allow kids to learn Chinese, robotics, and environmental stewardship.
Asian Pacific Language School 2015 Richards Rd, Bellevue, WA98005 You'll likely be greeted by a gaggle of children playing in the playground in front of this school, which teaches…More Japanese and Chinese to children ranging from kindergarten to high school. The school offers all day kindergarten and early preschool dropoff for working parents.
Sacred Heart School 9450 NE 14th St, Clyde Hill, WA98004 Sacred Heart School is located on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church. The school welcomes children from preschool…More through eighth grade. Its faith-based curriculum features art, music and sports. The school hosts family activities including auctions and fundraisers.
The Jewish Day School 15749 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA98008 The Jewish Day School is located next door to Temple B'nai Torah. It enrolls preschool through eighth grade students,…More and teaches general studies and Judaic studies, including study of Hebrew and the Torah. A class trip to Israel is also organized for the school's eighth graders. After-school activities include a variety of sports and students in middle school are encouraged to participate in student council. Students are expected to perform community service, including on Mitzvah Day, when students go to a variety of nonprofit organizations to volunteer their services. Students approaching their bar or bat mitzvah also choose a service project. Though Jewish culture and religion is a big part of The Jewish Day School, according to the school, about 70 percent of the students are not affiliated with a synagogue or temple.
Lake Hills Montessori School 114 157th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA98008 Lake Hills Montessori School is a preschool that adheres to the educational principles established by educator and…More physician Maria Montessori. The school accepts three and four year olds and prepares them for kindergarten. Administrators aim for a gender balance in enrollment, which is critical to the success of a Montessori class, according to the school's website. The school offers two half day programs, five days a week.
Pacific Coast Banking School 10900 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA98004 Pacific Coast Banking School is a graduate school for those with banking experience or looking to further their…More understanding of the fields of business, community and retail banking. This school is affiliated with the University of Washington in Seattle, and students can earn credits toward an MBA from UW.
Defensive Driving School 13219 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA98005 This specialty school offers driver's education sessions for teens and adults in addition to driver improvement courses.…More The school, which is the oldest driver's ed program in the area, has over 15 locations around Seattle. Located on NE 20th, this school teaches and dispatches education cars from its small office.
Bellevue district high schools have been recognized nationally for its students' college readiness and Newport High…More School is no exception. It was named among the top schools in the nation by both Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report's America's Best High Schools lists. The school has a Spanish Immersion program, a selection of career and technical education programs, a freshman welcome program, and a newspaper.
All students are required to complete 40 hours of community service to graduate. The Newport High School PTSA recognizes each student who completes at least 100 hours of community service as a Knight Valor.
Clyde Hill Elementary School 9601 NE 24th St, Clyde Hill, WA98004 This Bellevue School District elementary school is located in the city of Clyde Hill, which is adjacent to Bellevue.…More Clyde Hill Elementary, in addition to providing instruction up to the fifth grade, offers a full-time kindergarten program, a choir and a technology center. After-school activities include movie nights, organized skiing trips, a Chess Club and a variety of once-a-week classes scheduled for after-school programs on early release Wednesdays. Community members may also get involved at the school through the Volunteers in Bellevue's Education System (VIBES) program. The Clyde Hill PTA has a website. The local public high school for students in the Clyde Hill Elementary attendance area is Bellevue High School. The local public middle school is Chinook Middle School.
Open Window School 6128 168th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA98006 Since 1985, Open Window school has been educating gifted children. Having started as a pre-school, Open Window now…More serves students through the 8th grade. The philosophy at Open Window is "children first, gifted second." This school strives to teach the whole child. There is a full curriculum with a strong enrichment component, including after-school clubs such as martial arts, chess, dance and writing, among many others. Open Window offers tours of the campus for interested families; call for an appointment.