Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School serves fifth and sixth grade students. The school is located at the heart of Bainbridge Island and adjacent to the grades 7-8 middle school. Students are placed on teacher teams, creating smaller learning communities. With excellent teachers, a rich, core curriculum is expanded with art, physical education, and general music and band programs. Sakai's full-time librarian supports students and staff in literacy, research skills, and technology integration. Counselors and administrators provide individual and group guidance and leadership. Special education staff members, a reading specialist, and a talented group of paraprofessionals also support students. Parent and other community members provide countless volunteer hours, enriching the base of support. In addition to an outstanding curriculum, students are challenged with academic competitions, such as Math Olympiad, and Geography Bee.