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Friday Harbor, WA

Spring Street International School

Spring Street International School
Boarding, Grades 6-12

Spring Street International School is a close-knit community dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds find their voice and passion to learn. We build problem-solvers, team-players, learners, and leaders through advanced academics and hands-on curriculum in a safe and beautiful setting.

We believe in...

Relationships: When students know that teachers care, students care what teachers know. Our teachers are mentors and guides, engaging students in academic inquiry and creating space to discover what ignites them.

Individuals: Every child is unique and deserves a unique education. We teach students, not classes, and tailor courses of study, assignments, and skill development around the needs of each individual student.

Creativity: Characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to make new connections, and to innovate solutions, creativity thrives in our unique environment. Our students develop their own opinions and critical thinking.

Experience: Learning emerges from doing and experiencing. Our students are not stuck at a desk. They work in groups, they lead, they present, they go beyond the walls of a classroom.

Expeditionary Learning
Why do we travel at Spring Street? Each fall and spring for up to four weeks, the classroom expands to the trails of the North Cascades mountain range, to the halls of the Met, to teahouses in the Himalayas, and beyond. Providing a global perspective through language immersion, trekking, homestays, museums, and service projects our expeditionary learning program challenges students to put theory into practice.

Island life
Living on an island is a unique experience and San Juan Island provides students with an extremely safe and nurturing environment to explore the community in which they live and its surrounding areas. Spring Street is located in the heart of the main town of Friday Harbor, where students can walk to cafes, restaurants, museums, retail stores, theatres, and beaches. Students can cycle around the island, fish, paddleboard, and kayak. The San Juan Islands are home to many artists, craftsmen, and local farmers.

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Contact Information

505 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
  • Washington