Bellingham Cooperative School

Bellingham Cooperative School has been welcoming children and their families into our innovative programs since 1969. We currently offer preschool and kindergarten classes, after-school care, spring and fall break day camps, and our popular summer program for kids age 3-14.

We are located in Bellingham, WA, and we have recently relocated to a beautiful new site at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. Our new location is within 6 blocks of the main library, the museum, the Maritime Heritage Park, and two city parks.

New BCS Classroom

At BCS, you and your children will find:

  • Small classes and abundant individual attention
  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Individualized instruction
  • Mixed-age, ungraded classrooms
  • Compassionate communication methods
  • Homeschool support

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Classroom toys

Our after-school care program is open to BCS students and other area students. We are located within walking distance of Columbia Elementary and Cedar Tree Montessori Schools.

We also offer public school early release day programs for local children who attend public schools.

What will be your reason for sending a child to BCS?
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Bellingham Cooperative School is a nonprofit educational organization and is approved by the Washington State Board of Education.

Bellingham Cooperative School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational admissions policies.