Our Classrooms


Testing:  As a Washington State accredited school, grades 3-8 at Cypress take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each year.  Composite scores for each grade level consistently stay in the top 20th percentile (80-99%).  We attribute this to quality teaching, supportive parents and a school board who work together to create a climate of academic excellence.

Multi-age Curriculum:  Cypress Adventist School uses a multi-age curriculum based on two or three grades per classroom.  Our goal is to be a community of learners working together while making sure the individual grows.  This often manifests itself in students working in teams (large & small) on projects or assignments.

Cypress teachers use these approaches to teach the students to be lifelong learners, and give them the tools to keep answering their questions.

As a Seventh-day Adventist school, we teach Bible classes within the Judeo-Christian faith giving a survey of the Bible during their eight years in elementary school.  Bible stories are used for character-building, and teaching life skills.

School-wide chapels are held weekly featuring guest speakers and student leadership.

We encourage our students to respect all religions and currently enjoy students from a variety of Protestant faiths as well as non-Christian faiths in our classrooms.


Cypress Teachers
Lander Mitchell Pre-K  
Loreen Dougherty Kindergarten  
Dea Bienhoff Grades 1&2  
Devanie Mittleider Grades 3-5  
Rick Roberts Grades 6-8  
Alex Gagiu Music  
Lander Mitchell Art  
Lowell Dunston Principal / Grades 5-8 Bible  
Ted Weaver P.E. Grades 1-8  





"True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study...It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come."  Education pg.13