Our School Community

At Orcas Island School District, we believe education is more than textbooks and tests. It's about fostering a vibrant community where students, teachers, and families come together to learn, grow, and create. It's about celebrating our differences while embracing a shared spirit of unity that fuels innovation.

A Tapestry of Diverse Threads:

Our school is a mosaic of unique individuals, each bringing their own talents, perspectives, and experiences. We cherish this diversity, knowing it enriches our learning environment and broadens our understanding of the world.

Farm to Class
Multicultural celebrations: Throughout the year, we host vibrant events that showcase the rich tapestry of cultures represented within our school community. From traditional dance performances to international food fairs, these celebrations foster appreciation and respect for our differences.

Inclusive clubs and activities: We have a multitude of clubs and activities that cater to a wide range of interests, ensuring every student feels welcome and has the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers. From robotics clubs to environmental groups to drama clubs, there's something for everyone to explore and thrive.

The OIHS Basketball Team

Innovation Ignited by Collaboration:
We believe that collaboration is the key to unlocking innovation. We encourage our students to work together, share ideas, and learn from each other, creating an environment where creativity flourishes.

Project-based learning:
We move beyond traditional classroom instruction, incorporating project-based learning experiences that challenge students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and collaborate effectively. Imagine designing and building robots, creating sustainable solutions for environmental challenges, developing apps that address real-world problems or BUILDING YOUR OWN GUITAR FROM SCRATCH!– these are just a few examples of the exciting projects that come to life in our classrooms.

MS Student Pen

Makerspace and Innovation:
We provide students with dedicated spaces equipped with the latest technology and tools, empowering them to tinker, experiment, and bring their ideas to life. 3D printers, coding software, and even robotics kits!

Together, let's build a future where unity sparks innovation, and every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We look forward to welcoming you to the OISD family!

Sunset over orcas