A high-quality education starts with relationships. In the Big Picture model, every student is known, respected, and appreciated. Learn more...

Adult-World Connection

Incorporating work and college experiences into students’ high school studies increases the relevance of their class work and leads to enhanced engagement. Learn more...

Common Intellectual Mission

Students, teachers, and other stakeholders work together in a joint intellectual effort based on high standards. Learn more...

Shared Leadership & Responsibility

School leadership is shared by school staff, district, students, and families. Learn more...

Supportive Partnerships

Community and family connections strengthen relationships in support of children and facilitate student success. Learn more...

Big Picture News & Highlights

Makerspace at Big Picture

Monday, May 11, 2015
“Things are different here at Big Picture,” said sixth grader Zoe Marsch. She is a student in the school’s Makerspace STEM workshop, designed to creatively and scientifically challenge students. The Makerspace focuses on engineering design activities, hands-on learning and real-life applications.

Creativity and education are melded together in Big Picture’s Makerspace, a location where students are given endless materials including duct tape, piping, wiring, motors, zip ties and more to work on engineering projects.

“The Makerspace is a great place for students to get engaged with learning,” said sixth grade teacher and underwater robotics Makerspace facilitator Jenny Ferries. Learn more... 

WE Committee Rafiki Fundraiser

Thursday, May 7, 2015

What: WE Committee’s Rafiki Fundraiser

Date: May 11-June 22

How: Fill out an order form, turn it in with your $10 to WE committee at lunch or place it in the Rafiki box in the main office

Where does the $ go: $5 to the mamas around the world who made the wonderful bracelets, $5 to a family in Africa for a life changing goat.


Intern Spotlight - Foundry 10

Monday, May 4, 2015
foundry 10Foundry 10 is a non-profit organization that strives to change, expand, and improve the unique way students learn at their own pace. Through a variety of non-conventional learning programs centered on technology, Foundry 10 studies the interests of the students as well as how they learn. Their programs range from video production, robotics, programing, and so many more. The subject for each of these programs can vary depending on the interest of the student. Foundry 10 seeks to help kindle a student’s ideas and interests on a subject to directly impact the student in a positive manner. Currently more than 10 interns are participating in and helping with, Foundry 10’s programs. Learn more... 

Intern Spotlight - Nolan Griswold

Sunday, May 3, 2015
nolan griswoldThe YMCA is a non-profit organization that strives to help get both youths and adults live better and healthier. They operate multiple facilities throughout the country that act as gyms with a large variety of programs for anyone, no matter the age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or financial circumstance. With the ever expanding power of modern social media, the YMCA has never been fully incorporated. This is the job of Nolan and his fellow interns. Learn more... 

March 6 Smarter Balanced Assessment Presentation

Monday, March 9, 2015


  • May 18 & 19 - 9th & 12th Grade 2hr late start
  • May 18-20 - Grades 6-8, 10 & 11 Smarter Balanced ELA Test
  • May 20 - Parent/Teen Communication Workshop @ 6:30
  • May 22 - No School for Students - Staff PD Day
  • May 24-27 - 8th Grade Washington DC Trip
  • May 26, 27, 29 - 11th Grade Smarter Balanced Math Test
  • May 26 - 7th Grade SPU Trip
  • June 1 - Parent/Principal Coffee @ 6:30pm
  • June 2 & 3 - HS EOC Exams
  • June 2, 3, 4 - 6-8th Grade Smarter Balanced Math Test
  • June 12 - Volunteer Appreciation
  • June 12 - 8th Grade Party
  • June 17 - High School Graduation @ 6:30
  • June 18 - 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 1:30

 Extended Tutorial

  • MS: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 Portable 1
  • MS: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Portable 1
  • HS: Monday: 3:20-4:00 Room 211

 In case of weather delays, please check the late start schedules for Middle School & High School.

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Bellevue Big Picture

14844 SE 22nd Street

Bellevue, WA 98007

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