Applying To Westside


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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, 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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Our Application Process


Discover Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

We accept students who turn age three and four by September 1 for our preschool and prekindergarten programs. If you are interested in enrolling your student for the 2020-2021 academic year, we encourage you to learn about the school at one of our monthly Discover Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten events. Parents and guardians of prospective preschool and pre-Kindergarten students to observe the classrooms, visit with our teachers, and take a tour of the school.  Adults and babes in arms only, please. To register, create an account on Ravenna, select Westside School, and choose your visit day.

Kindergarten Tours

The best way to learn about our kindergarten and lower school program is on one of our weekly tours. These intimate tours will ensure a close look at classrooms in action (including all specialists) and a chance to meet students, teachers and administrators. To register for a tour, create an account on Ravenna, select Westside School and choose a tour. 

Lower School Tours (Grades 1-4)

Many families are interested in looking at Westside for later grades and for this reason we offer customized tours. You’ll have a chance to get a close look at your grade of interest, the grades that follow, and of course our many specialists. Along the way you’ll meet teachers, students, and administrators. To register for a tour, create an account on Ravenna, select Westside School and choose a tour. 


Experience Middle School Night (Grades 5-8)

DATE: TBD for our 2020 Experience Middle School Night
Thursday, November 7, 2019. 5:30-7:30pm
Prospective students and their parents and guardians will begin the evening in our middle school classrooms, where they will take part in short, engaging, hands-on lessons designed to highlight our curriculum.  Following classroom sessions, visitors can partake in our Middle School Arts Showcase.  You'll see fine examples of our renowned music, theater, and visual arts programs. 

Middle School Tours

Tours are an ideal complement to our Experience Middle School Night (even if you can’t make that event!). You’ll see our classes in action, meet teachers and students, and talk with administrators. You’ll see daily life at school, explore or facility, and learn about why Westside Middle School may be right for your child. Both fifth and sixth grade are excellent entry points for your student, and we often have space in our seventh and eighth grades as well. To register for a tour, create an account on Ravenna, select Westside School and choose a tour. Create your account on 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.


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