The mission of Orchard Heights is to provide a safe, respectful learning environment. We believe responsibility, integrity, and cooperation are necessary in developing productive citizens and life-long learners.
We believe that Orchard Heights is not an educational facility for just daytime use, but a facility for day and evening use by the community. We strive to accommodate community needs. Our daily activities at Orchard Heights include not only our regular educational activities, but also a broad spectrum of special education programs, parent and student school related activities, and year-round sports activities for the South Kitsap community. For more information about our building use, please call us at 360-443-3530.
Orchard Heights students require a basic educational foundation. As a staff, we are aware of the changes occurring in the work professions, as information and technology advance; therefore, we also emphasize in our instruction that students become actively involved and work collaboratively to develop the social and problem-solving skills necessary for the jobs of the future.
Orchard Heights Elementary School was built in 1945. In 1976 the building was remodeled and an addition was built. Currently there are 37 classrooms in the 81,402 square foot building. The building is in good condition, but the site could use an additional covered play area and gymnasium because of the large student population it serves. Parking is also inadequate and needs to be improved.