Tongass School of Arts and Sciences

Meaningful Education through Active Participation

  • *We are currently re-building the Tongass School of Arts and Sciences website.  While this site is under construction you can get the most up-to-date information at the current Tongass School of Arts and Sciences website.

    TSAS Logo The Tongass School of Arts and Sciences is a free public charter school approved by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Board of Education. We are a National Blue Ribbon school, open to all PreK-6 students in the district, and we don’t charge tuition! With the district’s open enrollment policy, you can send your child to Tongass School no matter where you live in Ketchikan. There is bus service for those who live north, south, and in town.

    Our award-winning program provides unique educational learning opportunities including a weekly swim session and weekly enrichment classes where students learn to cook, complete science experiments, or speak a new language. We offer full-day classroom-based programs as well as individual courses for families who prefer to enroll in our partner homeschool program but want to take PE, music, swimming, or enrichment classes on campus. We also offer a Preschool program for 3 and 4 year old children who qualify.

    Check out our Highly Effective Teaching program, Philosophy and Mission Statement, and Classroom pages to learn more about what our students are doing. If you like what you see or have questions, give us a call at +1 (907) 225-5720. Our offices are located at 410 Schoenbar Road, Suite 202.

    *For Summer & Out of Town Enrollment options, call Tongass School to have a packet emailed to you.


    KBGSD COVID Return to School Options. If questions, call our office at 907-255-5720.



    TSAS APC Meeting on 10-19-2020 from 4-6PM. For Zoom link, email Dorrien Hendrickson at
    APC MEETING, MONDAY 10/19/2020 4pm-6pm in the TSAS library and via Zoom. Email Dorrien Hendrickson at for the link. Masks required in the building as well as temperature checks. 

    TSAS 2020-21 School-Year Calendar can also be found by clicking here or clicking on Parent Info above and scrolling down to Calendar. Lots of helpful info!!!

    TSAS APC Regular Meetings
    The regular TSAS APC meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 4pm (unless the Monday is a holiday and then the meeting will be held on the Tuesday after the holiday). Currently, all meetings are still being held via Zoom. To get a link to the meeting, please contact Tina Peckham at by 3pm on the day of the meeting to request an invitation.