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Open House

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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!


Our next Open House is schedule for Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. All middle schoolers and their families are invited to join us! Learn more about our amazing community, fantastic education and what it means to be a Bear! RSVP today!

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 
Registration is open for dates:
Late September 2023 - Early January 2024

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submitting applications for Tuition Assistance
for the 2024-25 school year
Application opens in October
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