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Welcome to Columbia Elementary. As a neighborhood school, the mission of Columbia is to educate students to be self-directed, collaborative learners, complex and creative thinkers who produce quality work and contribute positively to the community.

Columbia is a warm and encouraging neighborhood school where children enjoy a rich variety of learning opportunities provided by a caring and capable staff. Parents at Columbia play a vital role in their children’s education. Our academic gains over the years reflect the importance of a strong partnership between family, community and school. All of us want our children to succeed in school and life. We know education opens the doors necessary for dreams to become reality. It is our job together to foster the growth of independence, responsibility and self-esteem.

Mission and Vision

We are a community of diverse and lifelong learners nurturing respect, cooperation, responsibility and perseverance in becoming our best selves.


Emergency and Safety Information

Keeping our students and staff safe at school is a top priority. Bellingham Public Schools coordinates with all local emergency responders to ensure our procedures and plans for fire, earthquake, lockdowns and other drills are current and reflect best practices for student safety.

What to do in an emergency »