Baker Middle School
8001 S. J St., Tacoma, WA 98408
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Find your fit - the enrollment open house is a great chance for fifth-grade families and students to see for themselves what makes Baker a great school. Take a tour, meet other students, meet teachers and staff and ask all your questions.
Baker Middle School believes in empowered learning opportunities for all stakeholders. They utilize inclusive practices and opportunities that stretch students and help them recognize their fullest potential. Progressive teachings strategies meet students where they all while helping them to advance through rigorous instruction. Staff use data to drive decisions while committing to knowing each student as an individual. Baker is an integral part of the Southside Tacoma community, doors are open beyond school hours with opportunities for enrichment, support and collaboration beyond the traditional school day. And all Baker teachers continue their commitment to meeting National Board Certification standards.
Learning through exploration is key to Baker’s culture. Students schedules allow for additional elective courses such as art, music, and robotics – empowering students to find their individual interests and passions. Additionally, Baker provides extensive after-school programs with the Bulldog Center. Students participating in this national pilot program with the YMCA receive at least 30 minutes of tutoring, a healthy snack, participate in a physical activity and rotate through enrichment activities such as art, cultural dance, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).