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Ring the Bell! Tour Bainbridge Islands Private Schools

Tour eight Bainbridge private schools on Saturday, March 15 between 11 am and 3 pm. This is your chance to ask questions and walk through the schools on your own schedule.

Begin the tour at any school—maps will be available at each stop or at, but you can download your own here. 

1. Carden Country School (K-8)
6974 Island Center Road NE

2. Montessori Country School (K-6)
8225 High School Road

3. Madrona School (K-8)
219 Madison Avenue S.

4. Saint Cecllia Catholic School (K-8)
1310 Madison Avenue N.

5. Leaps and Bounds (K)
9445 Business Park Lane

6. Island Children's Montessori School (K)
9723 Copper Top Loop #203

7. Hazel Creek Montessori School (K)
8903 NE Koura Road

8. Island School (K-5)
8553 NE Day Road



July 4th Festivities!

Independence Day on Bainbridge Island is always a spectacular fanfare of events and fun.  This year marks the 46th annual Independence Day festival.  Events will include a Pancake Breakfast, all-day street fair, foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun - all capped off by the "Best Small Town Parade in America." The mile-long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp!

For the little ones in your family there will be kids shows, pony rides, a bouncy house, Big Purple slide, miniature golf, the Kitsap Mounted Posse and much more.

Here are some more details on each:

Traditional Pancake Breakfast
7-11 am @ Town & Country parking lot

Get your day started right with a stack of pancakes and fuel up for a full day of activities.

Family Fun Run
7:30 am registration | Sponsored by Bainbridge Youth Services

Registration starts at 7:30am at Bainbridge Performing Arts (cnr of Winslow Way & Madison Ave). The 1-mile run begins at 9 am; the 5K begins at 9:15 am; and the Kids Dash begins at 10:30 am.

Stars & Strikes “Old Timers” baseball game
9 am @ Bainbridge Highschool baseball field

This fun Island tradition is in its 9th year. Baseball high school and Little League coaches and parents aged 25-55 play, with sponsor Bainbridge Bakers offering a delicious breakfast from their new green truck.

Classic & Electric Car Show
9 am–1 pm @ Parking lots behinds Columbia and Chase Banks

Over 100 cool cars to peruse while listening to music from DJ tunage.  $20 entry fee per car if you wish enter your own car.

Street Fair
9 am–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot, Bjune & Brien Streets, and Waterfront Park

Enjoy live music; arts and crafts and information booths; a wide variety of food; a beer and wine garden; pony rides and more fun stuff for kids.

Bainbridge Island Photo Club Annual Exhibit
10 am–4 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center

Bainbridge Island Photo Club members exhibit their best works for the year and invite the community to vote for their favorites.

Mr. Mario Comedy & Variety Show 
11 am–12 pm @ Waterfront Park

Beer & Wine Garden
11 am–5 pm @ Corner of Bjune & Shannon 

Live music with a dose of beer and/or wine, for those over 21 years of age.

Ranger & the Re-Arrangers/Gypsy Jazz Band
11 am–12:30 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage

Home Town Band
12–1 pm @ Winslow Mall

Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music.

12 pm and 3-4pm@ Waterfront Park Stage

Children’s entertainment and puppeteer.

1–2:30 pm | Madison Avenue & Winslow Way

New for this year....Win $1,000 for the most Humorous Entry!  Parade applications are just $25 for non-profits and neighborhood groups; $35 for commercial enterprises and/or politicians. There is no cost for military units.

Soul Siren 
3–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage

Rhythm and blues, soul, and rock.

Fireworks | dusk | over Eagle Harbor 
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Bainbridge High School ranked among America's top High Schools!

BHS and EHHS ranked among America's top high schools


U.S. News and World Report just released its list of the best high schools in the country. Ranking nearly 22,000 public high schools, Bainbridge High School was awarded a Gold Medal, placing them among the top 500 high schools in the nation. BHS ranked  #6 in Washington State and #212 in the nation.  Eagle Harbor High School was awarded a Silver Medal and ranked #40 in Washington State and #1,583 nationally.


Bainbridge High School also was again designated as one of the U.S. News  Best High Schools for Math and Science, ranking #68 in the nation.


The three-step process in determining the best high schools takes the following into account:

  1. Schools serve all their students well.
  2. Performance on state proficiency tests.
  3. Degree to which schools prepared student for college-level work. This is based on Advanced Placement test results.

In these first two steps of the process to determine the best high schools, analysts look at reading and math scores on state proficiency exams, including the performance of the school's least advantaged students.  

The methodology requires that schools pass step 1 in order to be reviewed on step 2, and to pass step 2 in order to be a part of step 3.

Researchers analyzed the nearly 22,000 public high schools. Of those schools, the top 4,877 were ranked nationally.


Teachers, administrators and students make it possible for both BHS and EHHS to be designated by U.S. News among the nation's top high schools.





Bainbridge Island and Kristi Nelson featured on Alaska Airlines video



Where Else? Sotheby's from Timothy Boyd on Vimeo.

I am excited (and slightly nervous) to announce that I am featured in this video to be played on Alaska Airlines digi E players. It was super fun to film and comletely ad-lib- (although we did several takes). I think it will be a great way to promote our lovely island and our office listings. I am so proud to be a part of a company who thinks outside of the box for marketing.  Bainbridge Island real estate and what it is like to live on Bainbridge Island are captured in this short movie. Look at it and let me know what you think!

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Heyday Farm: From Buffalo? to Chickens and Potatoes

 Recently my daughter came home from a field trip with her first grade class at Blakely Elementary. She was so excited that she had participated in planting potatoes at Heyday Farm. Little did she know that she was becoming a part of history! In the 1940’s Horace & Nelly Winney purchased 18 1/2 acres near Old Mill Road & McDonald Road on which to raise their family, and for a time, even buffalo, as well as other livestock . Recently this historic property (now about 25 acres) was purchased by Steve Romein & Ty Cramer, who are working closely with Bainbridge Island non-profit groups, Friends of the Farm and Bainbridge Island Land Trust to keep it a working farm.  It is now home to farmers & interns who are producing local, organic food, making this unique property an important  link between Bainbridge Island’s past and future.

 This is just another fantastic reason to live on Bainbridge. I hope to see you out at the farm this summer as my daughters and I go out to help tend to the crops! For more information about these local organizations, click on the links above.


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Welcome to Bainbridge Island! Here you can search for homes based on your lifestyle preferences or by neighborhoods.  Be sure to check out our local services and restaurants and learn about local happenings in my blog. Let me know if I can be of help to you with your real estate needs.  --Kristi Nelson