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    Ballard High School

    Ballard High School is a proud community of learners that is supported by a passionate group of parents and alumni to provide a rigorous education for all of our students.

    We believe strongly that engaging students in school through academies, pathways, performing arts, athletics & activities increases their learning opportunities.  Simply stated, students who get involved at Ballard High School, perform better at Ballard High School.

    There are countless ways to get involved at BHS. Here are a few places to start:

    Ballard also offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Advanced Placement Courses, UW in the High School Courses, and CTE courses to challenge students and prepare them for college and life. See more information on the Academics Overview page.

    Our Mission

    "Ballard High School is an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students." ~adopted May, 2008

    Our Motto

    "To Honor Thee We Trophies Bring"

    Our Vision

    • All students will develop positive relationships with adults and students at Ballard High School through academic, extracurricular, and social opportunities.
    • All students will receive support – academic, social, cultural – in order to take on the challenges they will face, including college, career, and other endeavors.
    • All students and families will join with Ballard High School to engage as partners in supporting and strengthening the school and greater community.
    • All students will develop individual strengths, achieve academic excellence, and be recognized for their successes.

    Our Foundation

    As the oldest high school in Seattle, Ballard has a proud tradition of excellence.  The Ballard High School Foundation is comprised of proud graduates of Ballard High School and our supporters. 

    Past projects funded by the Foundation include the Greenhouse, the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center Sound System, the BHS Library, the Orre Nobles Art Collection, Athletic Supplies, Music Supplies and the Henry Bendele Strength Facility.Current projects for the Foundation include an Endowment and the GAINS Project to assist struggling students. For more information, please visit the Ballard Foundation Website or Executive Director, Dick Lee at

    Have you wandered the halls of Ballard High School and wondered where all of the wonderful pieces of art on display all around the school come from? 

    The Orre Nobles Art Collection at Ballard High School began in 1998 when the new building was under construction-a perfect time to plan and implement an art program. Read more about the collection.

    The collection is owned by the Ballard High School Foundation and is on permanent loan to Ballard High School. The Foundation pays for all installations, for annual insurance coverage, and continues to research possible additions to the collection that fit the established criteria.

    Contact Us

    Ballard High School
    1418 NW 65th St
    Seattle, WA 98117
    Main Office: 206-252-1000
    Fax: 206-252-1001


    Principal: Keven Wynkoop
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    Assistant Principals:
    Elizabeth Guillory A-F

    Carrie Burr G-N

    Laura Roesener O-Z

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    Staff Directory


    Sonja Petersen | A - Coh

    Sarah Bowman | Coi - Ha

    Tom Kramer | Hb - Mi
    Head Counselor

    Gail Olson-Laing | Mj - Sa

    Leti Bravo | Sb - Z

    Counseling Secretary:
    Carol Bristol

    School Nurse: Annette Cologna
    206-252-1007 or Fax 743-3106

    Registrar: Kim Nickerson

    Administrative Secretary:
    Vivian Belcher

    Athletic Secretary:

    Office Secretary:
    Cindy Peterson

    Additional Resources

    Attendance Maps

    BHS Building History

    Ballard HS History

    Who was Captain Ballard? 

    BHS Course Catalog pdf icon

    Ballard HS Profile 2017-18

    2018-19 Bell Schedules

    Start and End Time:
    8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday:
    8:45 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.