Known as the Home of the Explorers, Donald Eismann Elementary cultivates an air of optimism and curiosity. Conveniently located within the Tehaleh community, the surrounding forest beckons as a real-life learning laboratory. The school was founded in 2010 and empowers more than 500 students to become life-long learners and contributors to society by focusing on the Eight Essentials of Leadership.
The school has a well-deserved reputation for excellence, rated in the top 20% of all elementary schools in the state of Washington on SchoolDigger.com. Donald Eismann Elementary took home the South Sound Magazine "Best Elementary School" award, its second in two consecutive years, for its dedicated staff, teachers, and specialists. In recent years, the school’s fifth graders have had the highest scores in science in the Sumner School District.
Preparing our youngest students.
The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District is committed to early learning and development and offers a variety of resources. This early preparation helps to ensure that children are ready for success in school as soon as they enter Kindergarten.
Meet the Principal: Susie Black
An educator within the Sumner-Bonney Lake School district since 1995, Susie Black has put her Masters in Education from California Polytechnic State University to good use. Her strong drive has helped garner Donald Eismann Elementary an excellent academic reputation and her desire for the kids to do their best has the school equipped with the latest technology.
“Children come first in everything that we do,” says Donald Eismann principal Susie Black. “The school has been a great way for families to connect.”
Donald Eismann Elementary • 13802 Canyon View Blvd. E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391 • Call: 253-891-4500
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FUTURE SCHOOL SITES
Five additional onsite schools (serving kindergarten through 12th grade) have been planned for the community.
We’ve called Tehaleh home for four years and we feel honored to see the community grow. It seems like every year, the number of kids in the neighborhood doubles!
“My favorite part of school at Donald Eismann [Elementary] is my teacher, Mr. Browning." Ethan, 11. "My favorite part [of school] is lunch!" Boedy, 8.
We came to Tehaleh three or four times and fell more in love with it every time. We've lived here for about two months now and we enjoy taking our children to Big Sky Park—they love the zip line!