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.
Important Upcoming Dates
Application Deadline: January 14* at 5:00pm
The preliminary application in Ravenna is due by January 14 at 5:00pm
All forms and supplementary materials are due by January 29 at 5:00pm
*DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PS, PK, AND SELECT GRADES*
Admissions Decisions Released: March 19 at noon
View our Admissions Calendar below for additional important Admissions dates, including virtual tours, information nights, and parent/guardian conferences. Sign up for these events on Ravenna.
LEARN ABOUT LOWER SCHOOL
Lower School Information Night
Tuesday, November 10, 5:00-6:15pm
Tuesday, December 15, 5:00-6:15pm
Tuesday, January 12, 6:00-7:15pm
Learn about Westside Lower School from our teachers and specialists. You'll learn about program philosophy, day to day specifics, and details about our many specialist offerings. We’ll conclude the evening with a Q&A session with school leadership. Register for Lower School Information Night via our online system Ravenna.
Lower School Tours (Preschool-4th Grade)
Lower school tours for families interested in the 2021-2022 academic year begin in October. When you sign up for your tour on Ravenna, you will select a time for a 30-minute live Zoom session with our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes. Your small group 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. By registering, you will also receive a link to a video tour of our campus. Register for a tour and 30-minute live Zoom information session via our online application system, Ravenna.
LEARN ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Information Night(Grades 5-8)
Tuesday, October 27, 5:00-6:15pm
Wednesday, November 18, 5:00-6:15pm
Tuesday, December 8, 5:00-6:15pm
Wednesday, January 13, 6:00-7:15pm
In this Zoom session, prospective students and their parents and guardians will learn about Westside Middle School program philosophy and content from classroom teachers and school leaders. You will hear about core classes such as humanities and science, as well as electives such as music and visual arts. We will leave plenty of time for your questions. Register for Middle School Information Night here or via our online system Ravenna.
Middle School Tours
Parents and guardians and your prospective students are invited to a virtual tour of our middle school. Your virtual tour experience includes a link to our middle school video walkthrough, available for viewing at your leisure. At the time of our signup, you will select a time for a 30-minute live Zoom session with our Director of Admission, Ted Holmes. During this personalized time, you will hear 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, and tech. Register for a tour via our online system Ravenna.
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.