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A Day In The Life

7:30 am: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, and breakfast bar are just a few of the tasty breakfast choices offered. All of our food is made in-house and is locally sourced, healthy, and cooked from scratch.

8:25 am to 3:00 pm: Our 90-minute classes follow a block schedule, allowing students to engage deeply with peers and faculty. The three periods every day are separate with a 20-minute break, a 40-minute lunch and a 50-minute advisory. 

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: Fitness Hour: We believe physical exercise is a vital component of well rounded and healthy individuals. Students spend an hour every weekday getting outside engaging in the exercise of their choice: hiking, biking, working out at the gym, or participating on one of the sports teams.

4:15 pm to 6:00 pm: Supervised study halls, Sunday through Thursday, are important for creating a ritual time and space for homework and developing good study habits. It is important to distinguish between homework and studying. Homework is an activity that can be  finite. It has a distinct beginning and end. Studying is infinite. It has no end. Students who find  themselves without homework take advantage of the study hall for reviewing class material, studying for upcoming exams, and reading.

6:00 pm: Dinner in our great room is prepared using local, fresh, seasonal, and nutritious ingredients every night of the week and served family-style.

Weekend Activities include time for unwinding from the week, cooking meals, going to the beach, eating out, fishing, sailing, biking, rehearsals for theater, playing music, and of course studying. Off and on-island activities led by staff include:

  • Biking, hiking, and BBQs around San Juan Island
  • Day-trips to Bellingham, Seattle, and the neighboring islands
  • Workshops with local artists
  • Halloween activities (zombie paintball off-island, on-campus pumpkin carving, costume shopping)
  • Escape room
  • Sporting events (college basketball, hockey, etc.)
  • Ice skating, ropes course, going to the theatre, and sailing