Beach School Centennial Celebration
All Beach School Centennial Celebration Events Postponed Indefinitely
April 21, 2020 Update:
With a heavy heart we regret to inform you that the Beach School Centennial Celebration, as well as any future events, have been postponed. We hope to reschedule this momentous occasion at a later date and will keep you all informed. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!
The 2019-2020 school year features a year-long celebration in recognition of Beach School's 100th year.
In 1920, the Lummi Island community built a rustic school house that became filled with exciting experiences for hundreds of alumni worldwide.
Mark your calendars and come to any or all of our special events to celebrate our dear school and connect with old friends.
“This is my roots and when we drive onto the Island which we do several times a year then all my cares are gone. Coming here is coming home and it’s an opportunity to spend time with my sisters and to see the old time Islanders who were our teachers and our Sunday school teachers. They just open up their arms like the kids have come home and that’s a wonderful feeling. There isn’t anyplace else that I get that feeling.”
Heather Nilsen Larso
"The last thing I want to do is to tell you how important this school has been to all of us over the years. Not just because it’s an institution for learning but because of the many things that it stands for and it serves us well."
"...I learned that here at Beach School. Kids will do anything that you believe in them to do, If you trust them and they trust you and you believe in them they’ll reach to the stars for you. So I was only here two years but it truly touched my heart and it will for the rest of my life.”
“You don’t know how good it is to be back! It’s been about fifty years since I’ve been here. We
were reminiscing down stairs about the fact that Doris’s mother (Nyleptha Ford) taught me and my mother taught her. And it’s really great. I think the most interesting thing that I have in my memory about Lummi and Beach School is the fact that we were all family and we’re still all family..."
Dorothy Hanson, 75th Beach School Reunion