About Whatcom Day Academy


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Whatcom Day Academy is a non-sectarian, independent school with no religious affiliation and no outside control over the curriculum.

The school gives students a solid foundation in basic skills AND fosters critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, empathy and compassion, self-confidence, effective communication, citizenship, and scientific expertise, along with cultural and global understanding, all for less than it costs to educate a child in a public school.

The average score for our middle school students is higher than the national norm for Grade 11 students in reading, math and language usage on the Measures of Academic Progress tests used by many school districts throughout the country.

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Educational Philosophy



Accreditation and Memberships

Quick Facts…

That our Early Childhood Program is accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

This stamp of approval assures parents that we offer a program of excellence, adhering to the highest standards of professionalism. Our program is one of only four in the county with this accreditation and the only one that is part of a school. During our recent site visit, the assessor praised our classroom portfolios, saying they were the best she has ever seen.

That our early childhood program has been selected as a demonstration site for courses at the university and the community college.

Students from Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College use our site for classroom observations and practicum placements. We were awarded a $30,000 grant to develop video cases of literacy practice in the classrooms to share with university students, parents and other early childhood programs.