Special Education


About our services

We serve over 800 students in North Kitsap. Resource room teachers, life skills and intensive support teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists are all ready, willing and able to meet the student where they are at and assist them in their learning environments.

We have inclusion preschools at Poulsbo Elementary and Wolfle Elementary. We have resource rooms in every elementary, middle, and high school in the district, and Intensive Support Programs at elementary schools. Poulsbo Middle School, Kingston Middle School, Kingston High School and North Kitsap High School also have Life Skills classes. All schools have related service providers who are able to provide speech and occupational therapy services.

Our main office is located at the North Kitsap School District Student Support Center.

North Kitsap School District

  • 18360 Caldart Avenue NE
  • Poulsbo, Washington 98370
  • Office phone: 360-396-3024
  • Records Request: 360-396-3024
  • Fax Number: 360-396-3940
  • email: Lisa Pruett, Administrative Assistant

Procedural Safeguards Brochure

Early Childhood Special Education (Beginning Together Preschool Inclusion Program)

Inclusion Preschool: Special education services and support are provided through NKSD for eligible preschoolers aged 3 through 5 years old. Students may receive instruction in District preschool classrooms or in another community preschool program. Community preschool classrooms in which students may receive their services include ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Programs) and Head Start.

Preschool classes are typically 3 or 4 sessions per week, depending on the students age, and are 2 ½ hours long. Placement is determined based on evaluation results and IEP team recommendations. Location of services is determined by: neighborhood school, space availability, age of child and transportation considerations. Some students may need to receive only a support service, for example, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, or Vision services. These services are accessed at the child’s neighborhood school.

To learn more, please visit our Online Enrollment page. If you need assistance with Pre-K in other languages, please contact aaubrey@nkschools.org

** During the months of October 2021 through mid-February 2022 please contact Elizabeth Hyde at (360) 396-3512 or via email at ehyde@nkschools.org