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It's a great time to be a BEAR!

Our community is our biggest asset and our students thrive as they  prepare for the next steps of their academic journey when they graduate. We value education of the whole person - and offer a complete high school experience, including excellent academics, a vast array of electives and clubs, meaningful service and retreats and competitive, comprehensive athletics and performing arts opportunities. Educating the whole person also speaks to our commitment to creating a more positive and diverse learning environment in which students are challenged to learn how they can contribute to a more inclusive and just world.Our students who call Blanchet home come from over 70 different zip codes in the Puget Sound area, 110+ middle schools and from multiple countries around the world! Our recent international students have hailed from Chile, China, England, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam. All students, of any faith background, are welcome here!

2023 OPEN HOUSE is in the books!

What a great night! Thank you to the over 1000 middle school students and family members who visited! 

Save the date for our next Open House!
Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Please see the other admissions events happening this fall, listed on the right side of this page.
If you have questions about BBHS admissions, please email Mike Pierce, Director of Admissions, at

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Bear for a Day campus visits for 8th graders are at capacity for this year.
Please complete this form to add your student to the waitlist.

Late September 2023 - Early January 2024

Parent Coffee & Tour with President DeSapio - FULL
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Open House Event for prospective middle school students and families
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Parent Coffee & Tour with President DeSapio - FULL
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 8:30-9:30 a.m.

High School Placement Test (HSPT) administered at BBHS
Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. - FULL
Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1:00-5:00 p.m. - FULL

Parent Coffee & Tour with President DeSapio - FULL
Tuesday, December 6, 2023 - 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Deadline for submitting applications for Tuition Assistance
for the 2024-25 school year
Sunday, December 31, 2023

9th grade application deadline for the 2024-25 school year
Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Admissions decisions emailed to applicant families
Friday, February 16, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Accepted Student Celebration
Sunday, February 25, 2024


Meet our Staff

Mike Pierce

Mike Pierce

Director of Admissions, Ski & Snowboard Club Advisor
Julie Schneider

Julie Schneider

Admissions Associate