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Whatcom Day Academy

5217 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 312-1103


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Whatcom Day Academy, our mission is to offer 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.
In order to accomplish our mission, Whatcom Day Academy gives every student:
The challenge to think creatively and to take intellectual risks.
Professional, compassionate and dedicated teachers.
Small classes that promote personal engagement with the curriculum.
A learning experience that honors, cultivates and inspires each child's intrinsic curiosity, interest, and capacity to learn.
Recognition that children learn in different styles and at different paces.
A physically, socially and emotionally safe learning setting.
High moral and ethical standards.
A respectful, nonsectarian environment that welcomes diversity.
A community that celebrates learning as an exciting and life-long adventure.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school