Vashon Island High School

To equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute within an ever-changing world.

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Who We Are

  • Our goal at Vashon Island High School (VHS) is to help students engage, thrive, and contribute in their learning both now and in the future. We believe students will best be prepared for their future by maintaining their curiosity and passion for learning, acquiring critical thinking, complex writing, and applied technology skills, and practicing empathy and compassion towards others. The VHS staff dedicate themselves to facilitating a rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experience for our students. We actively partner with our families, outside experts and organizations to enrich our student's experience. Our academic program prepares students to gain entrance in competitive four year colleges as well as various other post secondary options. Over 70% of our students participate in the numerous clubs and activities offered during lunch and after school, as well as our successful sports program. Vashon Island High School has been recognized as a top 5% high school in Washington State in 2013 and 2014. Our new campus opened in 2014 and received state and national awards for its design and sustainability features. We are the Pirates of Vashon Island!


  • Vashon Island High School has a 6 period day with 4 different bell schedules over two semesters. Our bell schedules are Standard, SMART, Block, and Late Arrival. SMART periods are flexible times in our weekly schedule for tutoring support, test/assignment make ups, homework completion, and school activities. We have a single lunch and a break after 2nd period.

    Standard Bell Schedule

    First Bell    8:00
    1st period   8:05 — 9:02
    2nd period   9:06- 10:06
    Break     10:06- 10:16
    3rd period  10:20- 11:17
    4th period  11:21- 12:18
    Lunch     12:18--12:48
    5th period  12:52-- 1:49
    6h period    1:53 — 2:50

    SMART / Activity Schedule

    First Bell   8:00
    1st period  8:05 -- 8:56
    2nd period  9:00 --9:53
    Break       9:53 -- 10:01
    SMART    10:05- 10:40
    3rd period 10:44- 11:35
    4th period 11:39- 12:30
    Lunch       12:30- 1:00
    5th period  1:04--1:55
    6th period   1:59--2:50

    Block Schedule | Tuesday and Wednesday

    First Bell      8:00
    1st/2nd period 8:05-9:43
    Break          9:43-9:53
    SMART         9:57-10:55
    3rd/4th       10:59-12:35
    Lunch          12:35--1:10
    5th/6th period 1:14--2:50

    Professional Development/Late Arrival

    First Bell    10:30
    1st period 10:35—11:09
    2nd period 11:13—11:47
    3rd period 11:51—12:25
    Lunch      12:25—12:55
    4th period 12:59 —1:34
    5th period  1:38—2:12
    6th period  2:16—2:50


  • Vashon Island High School is a four-year, fully accredited public high school with a student population of 540 and a staff of 44. Our island location contributes to our students’ sense of individualism and uniqueness. Our community offers exceptional support in and out of the classroom including active arts advisory boards, sports booster clubs, a community scholarship foundation and corporate contributions to our programs.

    Vashon High School offers a full range of college preparatory courses in World Languages, Math, Science, and English with a number of vocational offerings in the areas of technology, digital arts, health, woodworking, wearable metals, maritime studies and culinary arts. Our fine arts program offers courses in 2D and 3D art, percussion band and theatre arts. VHS has a sister school in Himeji , Japan and exchange visits between Himeji Minami High School and Vashon every other year. Each year we also host exchange students through A.F.S. and Rotary. 

    Our graduation rate is annually between 90-95% with 80% of our students going on to two and four year colleges. Our students attend in state and out of state four year universities both public and private. We are very proud of our students as they embody the values of our community to be engaged, curious, and agents of change to improve the world they live in.

    Go Pirates!


  • Clubs:

    Honor Society
    Field Science Club
    Prevention Club (TLC)
    Japanese Club
    Spanish Club
    InterAct/Amnesty International Club
    Literary Journal
    Guide Dogs
    Outdoor Club
    Q S A (Queer Spectrum Alliance)
    Green School Club
    Production Club


    Boys’ Soccer
    Girls’ Soccer
    Cross Country
    Girls’ Tennis
    Boys’ Tennis
    Fall Cheer
    Winter Cheer
    Girls’ Basketball
    Boys’ Basketball
    Track and Field