Spring Street International School

5.00 (1 review)
Tel: (360) 378-6393 Ext. 3
505 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
At-a-Glance: SSIS is an independent, non-profit, co-ed day and boarding school.
Location: Friday Harbor, Washington is a town on San Juan Island (population 7,000), approximately 70 miles northwest of Seattle.
San Juan Island is one of the four major islands and is accessible by ferry or plane.
Grades Served: 6-12 Student Population: 120 students, including 100 day and 20 boarding students from the US and other countries.
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1; average class size of 14.
Accreditations: Cognia and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Facilities: A 2-acre campus in town, including 9 classrooms, a science lab, a new art studio, and 5,000 square foot residential hall.
Teaching: 20 full and part-time teachers, 45 courses including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems, Science Inquiry, Creative Writing, AP Literature, AP Psychology, US Constitution, AP Spanish, AP Calculus AB and BC, Genius Hour, Studio Art, Music Composition, Theatre, and ESL. 70% of SSIS faculty hold a Master's or higher degree.

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  • University of California Santa Cruz
    Small and rural community. Spring Street International School is a family. Faculty members meet students at their individual academic level. There is an emphasis on experiential education. SSIS travels as a school once in the. . .
Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Spring StreetBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19951907
Campus Size2 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment122 students300 students
% Students of Color
10%
25%
% International Students
5%
20%
% Students Boarding
16%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,900$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,500
Tuition international students$51,400$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$40,600$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
41%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$7,200$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineFeb. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
90%
58%
Director of AdmissionsKrista Strutz

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
CoursesAP Calculus AB/BC, AP English Language & Composition, Human Geography , Psychology

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations723
ExtracurricularsArts and Music Programs:
Music, Photography, Theatre, Video, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hiking Club, Sailing

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • 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.
  • Spring Street International School accreditations: Cognia, the National Association of Independent Schools

Profile last updated: 10/19/2020

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