Applying To Westside


We are delighted you are exploring Westside School as a place for your child to begin or continue their educational journey. We know choosing the right school for your child is one of the most significant things you'll do for them. In the process, some big questions come up. Where will my child be happy? What exactly determines a good fit? How do we apply? What comes next?

We're here to help you with the process and to help you understand if Westside School is the right place for you.

We invite you to explore our campus via our unique virtual tour. You’ll see the school as it is now and as it will be, meet our students and faculty, and learn about what makes us West Seattle's premier option.

Please contact our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes, for more information.

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Important Application Information

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

We have limited space available in our newly expanded preschool program and are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Pre-Kindergarten is currently full; however, we encourage you to inquire about our wait pool. To learn more, contact Ted Holmes or use the inquire about Westside form. 

Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade

We have limited space available in select grades and will accept and process applications on a rolling basis. To learn more, contact Ted Holmes or use the Inquire about Westside form.


Our Application Process


Lower School Tours (Preschool-4th Grade)

Lower school tours for families interested in the 2021-2022 academic year will continue this spring and summer. Please contact Ted Holmes to arrange a 60-minute live Zoom session with our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes. Your session will offer a personalized experience, tailored to your specific grade of interest, including a more detailed description of our program and an opportunity for you to ask questions. Contact Ted Holmes to arrange your tour. 


Middle School Tours

Parents and guardians and your prospective students are invited to a virtual tour of our middle school. Your personalized 60-minute tour with our Director of Admissions, Ted Holmes, will feature information about our broad range of our offerings, including core classes such as math, language arts, and science, as well as our elective offerings such as theater and visual arts, physical education, technology, and our renowned outdoor program.  Please contact Ted Holmes to arrange your tour.


Inquire about Westside

Want to learn more about Westside? Submit your information below and we will be in touch with you within one business day!

If you have any questions, email our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes

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Our Diversity Statement

Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity, and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community, and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element, and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. Westside uses the term diversity broadly to encompass differences in the attributes of individuals, families, and communities.


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