"For everything there is a season..."

It is with confidence that God has plans for the good for each of us, with thanks for the work he has given us to do, and with joyful gratitude for the students, parents and colleagues that have warmed our hearts and lifted our spirits over these many years...

Open House

Join Us for Open House Sunday, January 29th @ 1:00

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

2022-2023 Academic Calendar


Carden Country School is seeking a new home beginning during the summer of 2023. We expect to continue in our tradition of offering a traditional, academic, Christian education in a safe, "child-sized" environment.

THANK YOU to all who attended or contributed to our 3,2,1...

The 3, 2, 1, CELEBRATE Dinner and Auction was a wonderful success thanks to your participation and contributions. It was a beautiful evening filled with joy and celebration and memories as paddles were raised for our little school.

3,2,1... Celebrate!

3, 2, 1.. CELEBRATE! We are excited to celebrate Carden Country School’s 32nd birthday created with 1 community - you!


Are you interested in learning more about Carden Country School and the Carden Method? Please join us on Sunday, January 30th from 1-4 PM for an opportunity to meet our teachers, view our students' work. and to tour the campus. For more information: admin@cardencountryschool.org or (206) 842-6510 We look forward to seeing you!

Another Fall of Carden Covid Safety

God blessed us last year in keeping us safe and healthy from Covid. We have faith in the upcoming year as well.

Another Carden Marriage!

What a joy it was to celebrate a new married life together with these Carden graduates from 2013 & 2014. Congratulations Peter and Peyton Walecka! May God always be in the center of your marriage and May He continue to bless your life together.

Carden Academic Calendar 2021-2022

We have released our Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.

Carden Graduates Making Us Proud

Although we have no Carden 8th grade graduates this year, every one of these 2017 Carden Graduates are off to the colleges of their choice: University of Arizona, University of Glasgow, Hillsdale College and St. Martin's University. Bravo! (PS: At least 3 of them are National Merit Scholar Commended Students!)

Happy Summer!

We have made it to the end of this school year, in person and healthy. Every school year is different and unique, but THIS year has indeed been a year like no other. But I continue to marvel at the grace and wonder of God and how he has protected the community he has built here, and how he has helped us to find new ways to navigate these times.

The Lord is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed!

Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Enjoy the Carden Country School 2021 Easter Program!

Now Accepting Applications for 2021-22

Through this unforgettable year, Carden Country School has safely been in school in person since September. We invite you to consider whether Carden might be the right place for you and your child.

Fun in the Snow at Carden

Our mid-February snow was cleared off the roads, but remained in the school yard for several fun days!

Merry Christmas from Carden!

We wish you a Joyful, Blessed Christmas Holiday Season! Due to Covid, we could not safely offer our traditional Carden Christmas Celebration this year, but we are very pleased to offer this virtual variety show instead. It demonstrates the creativity and tenacity of a Carden education. Have a Joyful, Blessed Christmas Holiday and enjoy the show!

Music at Carden (in spite of Covid!)

During Covid, our Music Program has had to pivot significantly. With new State regulations banning "Choir" in October, we have stopped all group singing, and moved to bells and ukuleles exclusively, with only our patient, flexible, and talented Mrs. Gina Weibel on vocals. This temporary setback makes us sad, but as determined as ever, to fight the pandemic so that we may sing again.

Even during Covid, we have SO MUCH for which to be thankful!

With masks, social distancing, and no group singing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our typical celebration of gathering together at Bethany Lutheran Church to make a loud and joyful noise unto the Lord as a community won’t be able to happen this year. With new State and County guidance in October, we even needed to pause our choir program, which is such a large part of who and what we are. Nevertheless, even with student and staff travel quarantines, wildfire days when we couldn’t stay inside due to Covid, but couldn’t go outside due to wildfire smoke, even with masks, and with social distancing, but without handshakes or hugs, we still have so much for which to be thankful.

Carden Covid-19 Policy and Reopening Fall 2020

August 7, 2020 Dear Friends, I pray you are well and safe and I thank you for the love and concern and responsibility you bear for your children and their little school. The staff, Board and I truly appreciate your care, prayer and support. The Governor, State and County Health Officials, and Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction offered more specific guidance to schools and reopening just a few days ago...

Carden Country School 2020-2021 Academic Calendar (Amended 10/20)

In order to allow for adequate time for travel and precautionary quarantines after Christmas, the Carden Board amended the current academic calendar and extended the Christmas Holiday until January 11, 2021.

Even under quarantine our Carden Community continues to learn and support each other.

Carden Parents are helping Carden students and staff to continue learning. Check out these new videos produced by our parents!

Distance Learning: Six Weeks in!

Our campus may be closed, but our school is open and learning and our community remains strong!

Easter Greetings from Carden! The LORD is Risen!

The Lord is risen! Though our campus is closed, our school community is open and learning!

Distance Learning, Week 2

Even though our CAMPUS is closed, our SCHOOL is OPEN and LEARNING! We have successfully completed our second week of distance learning, and although nothing can replicate a Carden teaching table, our students, parents and staff are finding a way to continue our students' work...

Our CAMPUS may be closed, but our SCHOOL is OPEN!

Thursday, March 12th, Governor Inslee announced that all K-12 schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counites were to be closed through April 24th. Although not mentioned in the national media, the proclamation also included the Bainbridge Island School District.

Carden Offers Full Day Kindergarten, Fall 2020

To announce our fall 2020 full-day kindergarten, you are invited to join us for a Family Open House Saturday, March 7 from 2-4 PM. Tour our charming campus, meet our wonderful teachers, and chat with current families. Light refreshments and fun activities are assured!

Raising Resilience - Screenagers follow up: Angst

Carden Country School, along with Hyla Middle School and other entities, supports Raising Resilience and the important work they are bringing to the Bainbridge and North Kitsap community. We work collaboratively to help raise healthy, well-adjusted, responsible youth. Please mark your calendar for 7 pm, Wednesday, January 29th for the screening of “Angst”, a documentary with a hopeful message, to raise awareness around anxiety disorders that are affecting today’s youth.

Public Open House, 6 pm, Thursday, January 30

Please join the Carden Country School on Thursday evening, 6-8 pm, January 30. Come see student work, meet other parents and talk with our dedicated teachers.

Discover Carden Country School

Discover Carden Country School in our newest video.

Joy to the World the Lord Is Come!

Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season!

Carden Serves: Brookdale-Montclair Poulsbo

Today Carden students sang and recited for the residents of a local assisted living residence, warming the hearts and lifting the spirits of the residents by lifting their their own voices to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Thanksgiving Assembly

Students are making a joyful noise unto the Lord and invite you to the Thanksgiving Assembly celebration.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Carden Country School Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Carden Serves: Seattle Children's Hospital

Service to and compassion for others are daily lessons taught at the Carden Country School. "Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others." Booker T. Washington

Graduation Speeches Are a Carden Country School Tradition

These graduates really nailed their speeches!

Graduation and Spring Sing

Go Forth and Serve!

Spring Open House

Why Carden Country School is the best educational option for your student.

Winter Open House

You are invited to a brief presentation about the Carden curriculum and philosophy on Thursday, January 31 from 6-8 PM. Meet the teachers, peruse student work, chat with current and alumni parents, and enjoy light refreshments while you tour the campus. To schedule a private visit, please email admin@cardencountryschool.org.

Carden Christmas Celebration

O come, let us adore Him!

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you for your generous donations to Operation Christmas Child! An annual tradition at Carden Country School, boxes were collected last week and will be delivered to places around the globe to spread the Love and Light of Jesus.

We have SO much for which to be thankful!

Please join us Wednesday, November 21st at 11AM at Bethany Lutheran Church for our Thanksgiving Celebration. There will be music, poetry, joy... and PEAS! Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Fall Open House

You are invited to meet the teachers and current students and parents, as well as enjoy light refreshments on Thursday, October 25th from 6 PM - 8 PM. Students and teachers have been busily preparing for the Fall Open House and hope you will attend!

First Day of School, 2018

It was a great first week of school!

Bienvenue Mme Bryson!

It gives me great joy to announce Mrs. Sally Bryson as our new French teacher.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Summer School

Summer school for all transfer students begins Monday, July 23rd from 9:00 - 11:45 AM.

Graduation & Spring Sing

An Evening of Speeches, Song and Poetry as We Celebrate Our Graduates and the End of Another Wonderful Year!

Kitsap Great Give!

Thank you for joining us on Tuesday, April 24th for 24 hours of giving!

Generosity is pure of heart.

Carden students package 1200 meals for Children of the Nations.

Winter Open House

Please join us for food, fellowship and a closer look at our work: Thursday, February 1, 6 pm at the Schoolhouse. At Carden Country School we welcome families who seek for their children an exceptional start to a lifetime of learning. Our Open House is the perfect opportunity for prospective parents to meet the teachers, hear from current families, and see the progression of classwork through the grade levels. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet teachers, and tour classrooms.

For Unto Us a Child Is Born...

Please join us for an evening of Christmas Joy!

Annual Pumpkin Parade Sparks Creativity

Judges Deputy Chief Jeff Horn, Officer Carla Sias, and KiDiMu Educational Director Lauren Henry hve a difficult time determining the winners of the Annual Pumpkin Parade.

Fall in Love with Carden... Again!

Please join us at 7 PM on Saturday evening, November 11th, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church for our 2017 Fall Social and Auction. There will be a wide array of hors d’oeuvres, a selection of fine wines and delectable desserts with coffee, along with fun, fellowship and fundraising.

First Day of School, September 5th, 2017

We had a wonderful first day of school!

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

It all starts with Peas...

... although with these four, you could say it started in 3rd grade with Village Blacksmith.

Graduation and Spring Sing Celebration

Please join us in celebrating the end of the school year and the Graduation of these four young scholars!

Carden Gives

Escarly, a 13 year old girl who lives in the Dominican Republic, is Carden Country School's sponsored child through Children of the Nations.

Carden Shares with Messenger House Residents

Carden students and staff greeted the residents of Messenger House after sharing our Easter Celebration this morning.

Carden Students Spread Love and Valentines

Carden Country School's annual tradition of creating and delivering Valentines throughout the community was met with joyous gratitude. Students were highlighted in the recent edition of Helpline House's newsletter.

Carden DC V, February 2017

Follow our 7th & 8th Grade class on their trip to our nation's capital, where they will seek to come to know and love God more and more, to come to know and love our great nation more and more, and to come to know and love each other more and more.

Private School Tour Saturday, February 11th, 11am - 4 pm

Please join us on Saturday, February 11, from 11am - 4pm.

Carden Winter Wonderland

It's a BEAUTIFUL snowy day in God's Creation at the Carden Country School!

Open House

Please join us Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 PM and find out what makes Carden Country School is so special!

Christmas Assembly

Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 PM Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church 11042 Sunrise Drive NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Thanksgiving Assembly

Wednesday, November 23rd at Bethany Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM to celebrate the gift of Thanksgiving.

Bowling for D.C.

Strikes! Spares! Gutter Balls! Come one, come all for a wild and crazy time at All Star Lanes!

Raising Resilience Presents Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World

This could be the most important lecture of the year... Bainbridge High School on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 PM.

Fall Open House

Students delight their parents, friends, and staff with their fabulous work!

Pumpkin Parade

Was it Cinderella's Coach, a cat, a platter of cheese and crackers? Carden Country School's Annual Pumpkin Parade on Friday, October 28th, was a rousing success!

Bowling for D. C.

What are YOU doing Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM?

Fall Open House

Thursday, October 27 @ 6 PM Students have been working diligently to prepare for open house. Please join us!

Wednesday After School Science Club

Dr. Erica Saint Clair brings fun, hands-on science to Carden every Wednesday after school for students in grades 1-4.

Carden Computer Coding Club

The Carden Computer Coding Club is open to all Carden students and their parents in grades 5-8. The Club is run by Carden alum Maria Gallivan, '14, and meets Saturday mornings from 9:30-11AM. After just ONE short session, we were generating our own artwork with Java. (Thus the coffee motif.) Bravo to all participants and especially Miss Gallivan!

First Day of School, 2017

It was a BEAUTIFUL day in God's Creation for the First Day of School 2016-2017!

Carden at BIPR Summer Fest

On a gorgeous Saturday, Carden students and their parents participated in the Bainbridge Island Parks & Rec SummerFest. While our pickup choir performed beautifully, and the candy game was a fun thinking challenge, Ms. O'Neill's obstacle course, with its water feature, won the day.

Welcome Back Mrs. Turner!

It is with great joy that I announce that Mrs. Coleen Turner will be rejoining our Carden staff and will return to her previous role as Junior Primary Teacher this fall. She completed her required time of service in the public sector to achieve the next level of her teacher certification, and is thrilled to be able to return to Carden. Welcome Back Mrs. Turner!

Thank You Mrs. Hellriegel!

It is with joy and gratitude that I ask you to join me celebrating the service of Mrs. Sharon Hellriegel. She is a wonderful teacher who not only taught her young students the foundations of a Carden education, but also showed them how to seek to know and love God more and more each day...

Summer Session

Summer Session is crucial to the success of incoming transfer students to Carden Country School, it ensures they are prepared and confident on their very first day of school with returning students in the fall. We COMMEND these six young scholars for caring enough about their education to give up part of their summer break to begin their Carden adventure this early. Bravo!

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Our 2016-2017 Academic Calendar is now online.

Graduation and Spring Sing

Come Celebrate with us! Friday, June 3rd, 5:00 PM

End of Year Class Plays and Celebrations

A week of traditional fun and celebration to be enjoyed by family and friends.

Toiletries/Soap Drive for Helpline House

7th and 8th graders deliver toiletries and soap drive donations to Helpline House.

May Carden Happenings

Dear Parents and Friends of Carden Country School, I cannot believe that we have already experienced April and that May is upon us! I have attached the "May Happenings" which you will find has presented an exceedingly busy month. Please be reminded that the Kitsap Great Give! is Tuesday, May 3. This is the first year for Carden Country School's participation. Your donation will be stretched with bonus funds from participating sponsors and the Kitsap Community Foundation. Be a Kitsap Great Give! Hero...tell your friends to support Carden Country School by donating through www.kitsapgreatgive.org. With joy and gratitude, Mrs. Rohl

Carden Students Package Meals for Sierra Leone

Watch students put their faith in action!

Carden Serves...

Today Carden students packed 1200 meals for needy children in Sierra Leone. They raised over $400 themselves to buy the food they packed. A team from Children of the Nations in Silverdale will deliver the meals this summer. May we be ever grateful for our blessings and ever mindful of the needs of others.

Outreach: Messenger House

Carden Country School students and staff brought Easter cheer to the residents of Messenger House this morning by sharing their gifts of music, poetry, Scripture and God's love. Our visits to Messenger House are always such poignant reminders of the transforming joy of music, the power of touch and the joy of a heartfelt smile, and how such small, simple, easy things can bring such great joys.

Easter Celebration: The Tale of Three Trees

Please join us Wednesday, March 23, 11 AM, at Bainbridge First Baptist Church for a musical presentation of the Tale of Three Trees, a story about misguided expectations, unexpected service, the Christian life and the story of Jesus. This free program will include poetry and Scripture and last approximately 45 minutes. There will be fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Thank you for making our 25th Anniversary Celebration an amazing success!

A huge “Thank you!” to all who helped to make Carden Country School’s 25th Anniversary Party a wonderful success! I was overcome with joy and gratitude as the evening began with friends reconnecting while mingling, our speakers sharing their Carden stories, and you raising your paddles in support of Carden and its legacy.

March Dates to Remember...

March came in like a lion, and it will keep roaring all month!

Carden 25th Anniversary Celebration

Please join staff, alumni, and friends of the Carden Country School as we celebrate 25 Years of Joy in Learning! Hors d'oeuvres and wine reception followed by the launch of "The Carden Story" media presentation and paddle call.

Carden Community Valentines, 2016

We try to share God's love... To thank members of our local community, and to spread cheer to those in need of it, Carden students delivered Community Valentines again this year. Fire and police stations, the library, and residents at several assisted care facilities received our gifts this year.

February Events and Newsletter

Open House and Private School Tour: Students and staff have been busily preparing for the upcoming Open House and School Tour. Please clear your calendars, invite your friends, church community and neighbors, and join us for an evening presentation on Thursday, February 4th at 6:00pm. This is a great opportunity to visit your child’s teacher and the class of your choice and then gather in Mr. Harvey’s room for a brief presentation. There's a lot more inside...

National Handwriting Day

To research original historical source documents, you need to be able to read cursive...

January News Roundup

Happy New Year! It is great to be back at school adjusting to our post-vacation routine! The Christmas Assembly was an evening of rejoicing and blessing. The hours of preparation by students and staff was appreciated by all in attendance. Thank you for inviting your friends and neighbors. I know it means so much to the students to be well-supported by family, friends and Carden alumni.