The Tongass School of Arts and Sciences is a free public charter school approved by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Board of Education. We are a National Blue Ribbon school open to all PreK-6 students in the district, and we don’t charge tuition! With the district’s open enrollment policy, you can send your child to Tongass School no matter where you live in Ketchikan. There is bus service for those who live north, south, and in town.
Our award-winning program provides unique educational learning opportunities including a weekly swim session and weekly enrichment classes where students learn to cook, complete science experiments, or speak a new language. We offer a full-day classroom-based programs on-site as well as individual courses for families who prefer to enroll in our partner homeschool program but want to take PE, music, swimming, or enrichment classes on site. We also offer a Preschool program for 3 and 4 year old children who qualify.
Check out our Highly Effective Teaching program, philosophy, mission statement, and classroom pages to learn more about what our students are doing. If you like what you see or have questions, give us a call at 225-5720 or stop by and tour the school. Our offices are located at 410 Schoenbar Road, Suite 202. Summer & Out of Town Enrollment Options: Call Tongass School to have a packet emailed to you or come in to our offices.