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Mission Statement

Alderwood students, families, and community create our school family. We embrace diversity and work together to develop ourselves as reflective, principled, life-long learners. Through collaborative and personalized instruction, we ensure all students reach high standards of intellectual and social development. Our school family strives to be compassionate, productive, and balanced citizens of today’s global community.


Alderwood Elementary School provides a caring learning environment to meet the needs of each child through educational programs that will promote diversity, success and responsibility. In partnership with families and community our staff is committed to ensuring each student fulfills his or her potential in academic, personal, and social growth.

Belief Statements

We believe that all students can learn.

We will demonstrate this belief by:

  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment
  • Challenging students and holding them accountable to reach their fullest potential
  • Providing individualized attention to meet student needs
  • Supporting and encouraging strengths and talents
  • Monitoring student progress to provide differentiation, intervention and/or enrichment
  • Recognizing student achievements in many ways

We believe in building strong relationships with our students.

We will demonstrate this belief by:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Communicating and involving families
  • Teaching and encouraging positive social skills
  • Respecting, valuing and including students’ families and their cultures

We believe that teachers are lifelong learners.

We will demonstrate this belief by:

  • Participating in professional development in order to improve instruction
  • Working collaboratively, appreciating and learning from each other

Emergency and Safety Information

Keeping our students and staff safe at school is a top priority. Bellingham Public Schools coordinates with all local emergency responders to ensure our procedures and plans for fire, earthquake, lockdowns and other drills are current and reflect best practices for student safety.

What to do in an emergency »

Weather Procedures and Snow Routes »