School Start and End Times 

Please click here to see the school year calendar with the early dismissal schedule.

Elementary (grades preK-5)
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

High Schools (grades 9-12)
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


All Schools Early Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools: 12:45 p.m.
Middle Schools: 12 p.m.
High Schools: 12:45 p.m.


Before and After School YMCA Childcare

The YMCA, in collaboration with the Bellingham Public Schools, will offer before-school elementary childcare programs from the start of school through winter break at 6:45 a.m. Parkview, Roosevelt and Birchwood elementary schools.

When Bellingham Public Schools surveyed families earlier this school year and also asked families to contact their elementary schools regarding childcare needs, these three locations indicated the highest needs. In December, we will reassess childcare needs and determine before-school childcare locations for the second half of the year based on needs.

The YMCA is planning to offer after-school childcare at all elementary school locations.

Registration for fall childcare is now open at the Downtown Y Program Center Welcome Desk. Since there are three sites with before-school programming, please note that before-school childcare is not listed as an option on the registration form. Please write in ” BEFORE-SCHOOL CARE NEEDED” in the box that says “NOTES”. Click here for the form.