Tribal Schools — State–Tribal Compact and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Contract
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Indian Education

Tribal Schools

Tribal School Types

State–Tribal Education Compact Schools are operated according to the terms of a state–tribal education compact.
BIE Tribally Controlled Grant Schools are funded by the BIE and operated according to grant and (if applicable) inter-local agreement terms.
BIE Contract Schools are funded by the BIE and operated according to the terms of a contract with the BIE and (if applicable) any inter-local agreement.

Schools by Type

State-Tribal Education Compact School

BIE Tribally Controlled Grant School

BIE Contract School

Chief Kitsap Academy

Joe Davalos, Superintendent
PO BOX 498
Suquamish, WA 98392


Chief Leschi Schools (K–12)
Puyallup Tribal School System

Amy McFarland, Superintendent
5625-52 Street East
Puyallup WA 98371
FAX 253-445-2350


Lummi Nation Schools (K–12)

Bernie Thomas, Director of Education
2334 Lummi View Drive
Bellingham WA 98226-9277
FAX 360-758-4303


Muckleshoot Tribal School

Richard Torralba, Interim Chief School Administrator
15209 SE 376th Street
Auburn WA 98092
FAX 253-939-5568


Paschal Sherman Indian School (K-9)

Cooperative Agreement with Omak S.D.
Nancy "Lynn" Palmanteer-Holder
169 North End Omak Lake Road
Omak WA 98841
(Colville Confederated Tribes)
FAX 360-422-7538


Quileute Tribal School (K–12)

Mark Jacobson, Superintendent
LaPush WA 98350
FAX 360-374-9608


Wa He Lut Indian School (K-8)

Harvey Whitford, Principal
11110 Conine Avenue SE
Olympia WA 98503
(Nisqually Community/ Franks Landing)
FAX 360-456-1319


Yakama Nation Tribal Jr. /Sr. High School (8-12)

Frank Mesplie
PO BOX 151
Toppenish WA 98948
360-865-5121 Ext. 4516
FAX 360-865-6092


Tribal Compact Agreements – Below are some of the Tribal Compacts that have been created by tribal nations and OSPI in setting up a tribe’s education programs, for reference.



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