January 27, 2014
Our child has attended Lopez Island School District grades 4-12.We have seen LISD seniors accepted to highly competitive schools, for example: Cornell University, Brown University, MIT, Barnard, Claremont Colleges, Colorado College, Middlebury College. This small, rural public school, through the support of its close-knit community, offers a variety of experiential educational opportunities: international travel and service learning (China, France, Japan, Central America); a nationally recognized farm to school program; wooden boat building; field trips including sailing, backpacking, camping; firefighting and EMT; opportunity for music, dance and theater that include the entire community; school credit is available for participation in Community Shakespeare. Every child who wants to engage in sports is able to do so. The teachers and administrators know each child individually. Attending school board meetings has provided insight that reinforces our belief in the school administration, school board, teachers and staff work -- all work tirelessly and consistently for students. This school is a gem and has been a great experience for our child.
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