Tacoma Baptist Schools offer a Christ-centered education that encourages students, preschool through 12th grade, to develop as DiscipleLeaders who are growing in faith, knowledge, and service.
Our students benefit from small class sizes and a welcoming, family atmosphere. They are challenged to achieve in the classroom by caring teachers who know them, and push them to reach their full potential.
At TBS, every class is taught from a Biblical perspective. Daily Bible classes and weekly chapel services instill the foundational truth of the Gospel, encourage students to make their faith their own, and equip them to defend it.
We are passionate about providing our students with an education that equips them to succeed spiritually, academically, and socially.
Let us partner with you in making the best educational decision for your child. We invite you to visit our campus, meet our teachers, talk with our administrators, and learn about all that TBS can offer your family. Call us at 253.475.7226 or click here to learn more and schedule your campus tour or Shadow Day!
Tacoma Baptist Schools are are accredited with Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).
Our Baptist Heritage
Today, Baptist thought and doctrine continue to contribute to the spiritual fabric of our school but does not exclusively define it. Our students represent more than one hundred Protestant churches throughout the South Sound. Our Bible classes teach the basics of the faith and encourage students to make their faith their own. TBS students develop a strong understanding of the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, experience His love and grace, and graduate firmly grounded in the truth of His Word.
In the 1950’s, Jim Bramblet, along with brothers Lyle and Everett, all Christian schoolteachers from Portland, were traveling to Seattle to attend a teachers’ convention. As they drove through Tacoma, they wondered if there was a Christian school in the area. Acting on this concern, the Bramblet brothers began talking to pastors in the Tacoma area about the possibility of starting a Christian school here. Six Baptist churches, all from the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC), shared the brothers’ vision and out of that cooperation, Tacoma Baptist Schools was incorporated in 1959.
TBS offered its first classes in 1960 with Jim Bramblet as the principal. Classes were held in churches and later in an empty public school building in Tillicum. The school acquired the current campus property in 1964. That same year, Dr. Doug Bond took over as principal and along with his wife, Mary Jane, grew the school in many capacities. The high school was added in 1966 and graduated its first class of seniors in 1970. Dr. Bond retired in 2001, and since that time, TBS has benefitted from the leadership of Timothy Hoy, Robert White, Debbie Schindler, and our current principal, Brad McCain.
2052 South 64th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 475-7226