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Jewel of the San Juan Archipelago

Often called "the friendly isle," Lopez Island is located two hours north of Seattle by car and a scenic 45-minute ferryboat ride from Anacortes. About the size of the island of Manhattan, Lopez has 2,300 year-round residents and encompasses 29 square miles.

Home to many artists, craftspeople, musicians, farmers, fishermen, boaters and entrepreneurs, the island is known for its connected community, high quality of life and extraordinary natural beauty. Ease and simplicity are part of the island culture. Many islanders still leave their doors unlocked and prefer potlucks, picnics and barn dances to city life.

Lopez Island School is centrally located with an efficient busing service that transports kids from all corners of the island. The expansive school grounds include an organic garden, ecology/fitness trail, running track, sports field, sheltered ballcourt and playground equipment.