Resources

Island Life At Its Best

Whidbey Island offers a relaxed “island time” lifestyle, and yet provides opportunities to participate in community theaters, concerts, wine tastings, comfortable lodging and premier restaurants.  For up-to-date information on all the island has to offer, contact the Oak Harbor, Central Whidbey, Freeland, Langley or Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

 

Island County Government

Coupeville is the county seat for Island County.   Island County’s mission statement is:  Quality Services for a quality life.  Information for Island County, such as Property Data and Tax Information, Zoning/Parcel Maps, Island County Government Telephone and Map Guide, Island County Trails, Employment Opportunities, Tourism Information, and much more is available on their web site at www.islandcounty.net

 

Medical Services

Whidbey Island is very fortunate to have Whidbey General Hospital located in Coupeville. Whidbey General is a not-for-profit, Medicare certified, Public District Hospital. The main hospital campus opened in 1970 and has expanded to include the Whidbey Family Birthplace, the Medical Ambulatory Care and Oncology Clinic, and satellite campuses on both the North and South end of the island. Two rural health clinics, also located both north and south, provide affordable quality healthcare to the island’s under or uninsured population. Please visit their web site at www.whidbeygen.org

 

Schools

Whidbey Island is divided into three school districts:  
Oak Harbor School District, located on the north end of the island, is the largest district serving students from the Naval Air Station and the greater Oak Harbor area.  There are 8 schools in the Oak Harbor District:  
  • Oak Harbor High School,
  • North Whidbey and Oak Harbor Middle Schools,
  • Broad View, Crescent Harbor, Hillcrest, Oak Harbor and Olympic View Elementary Schools. 
In addition, Midway High School serves alternative learners in grades 9-12, and HomeConnection offers home schoolers the resources of the school district, including computers, programs, classrooms and teaching advisors.

Coupeville School District serves students living in central Whidbey including Coupeville and Greenbank.  There are 3 public schools in the district:
  • Coupeville High School, grades 9-12
  • Coupeville Middle School, grades 6-8
  • Coupeville Elementary School, pre-school to grade 5
The Cedar Program, grades K-12, is a Parent Partnership Program within Coupeville School district, supporting families who are actively engaged in home learning.

South Whidbey School District serves the southern end of the island, including Freeland, Bayview, Clinton, and Langley.  There are 4 public schools in the South Whidbey School District:
  • South Whidbey High School
  • Langley Middle School
  • South Whidbey Elementary School
  • Bayview School, a public alternative school for grades 9-12, serves the South Whidbey and Coupeville School Districts.
Whidbey Island Academy Parent-Partnered K-12 Alternative School offers homeschooling within the South Whidbey School District.

College/University Opportunities
Several Colleges and Universities offer courses on Whidbey Island.
  • Skagit Valley College – Whidbey Island Campus
  • University of Maryland University College (NAS Whidbey)
  • Columbia College – Whidbey Island (NAS Whidbey)
  • Chapman University – Whidbey Island Campus (NAS Whidbey)

 

Transportation

Whidbey Island offers transportation by land or by sea.  The Deception Pass Bridge is located on the north end of the island and connects to Fidalgo Island and then to the main land, the centrally located Coupeville (Keystone) ferry connects the island to the Olympic Peninsula at Port Townsend, and the Clinton ferry on the south end connects the island to the mainland at Mukilteo.  
  • Washington State Ferry serves Coupeville (Keystone) and Clinton.  Ferry schedules change seasonally so be sure to check the schedule before heading on/off island.  www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
  • Island Transit provides FREE transit and rideshare services.   Walk to the nearest transit stop, or park your car at one of the local park-n-ride lots, and travel from one end of the island to the other -- to your job, school, restaurants, shopping and to the ferries.  www.islandtransit.org
  • Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle offers 8 round trips each day between Whidbey Island and SeaTac airport.  www.seatacshuttle.com
  • You can take Island Transit to the Clinton Ferry and then walk from the Mukilteo ferry landing to the Sounder Train and be on your way to downtown Seattle for shopping, museums, or to attend sporting events.  www.soundtransit.org

 

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