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October 09, 2019

Dept. of Education's Green Strides Tour Spotlights Bertschi's Campus & Program

The U.S. Department of Education's 2019 Green Strides Tour honors Bertschi School with a visit on Tuesday, October 29 at 10:30 AM. Representatives of the Department of Education will lead a tour of our campus, highlighting the theme of Whole Child, Whole School Sustainability. Read more about the tour here.

In addition to being named a Green Ribbon School in 2014, Bertschi School built the first LEED gold-certified building on an independent school campus in the Pacific NW, built the first certified "Living Building" in Washington State and the first in the world built to the Living Building Challenge 2.0 standard, is a certified Washington Green School, and received a 2017 Green Roof and Wall Award of Excellence by Cities Alive.

Our hands-on environmental stewardship curriculum begins in Prekindergarten and continues through fifth grade, with elements woven into classroom work, resource classes, and daily interactions with our campus.