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 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

Second Admission Season for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

We are currently accepting applications for our newly expanded preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program. Our application deadline is May 7. Decisions will be released May 21. To learn more, contact Ted Holmes or use the Inquire about Westside form.

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.

  • Virtual Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Tour: Wednesday, April 7, 10:-11:00am
  • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Spring Information Night: Tuesday, April 27, 6:00-7:15pm
  • Prospective Parent Guardian Conferences PS-PK: Wednesday, May 5
  • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Admission Deadline: Friday, May 7
  • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Admission Decisions Released: Friday, May 21

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.

Prospective Parent/Guardian Conferences Kindergarten through Eighth Grade: Monday, April 5


Our Application Process


Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Lower School Information Night

Tuesday, April 27, 6:00-7:15pm

Learn about the Westside Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Program 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 via our online system Ravenna.

Lower School Tours (Preschool-4th Grade)

Lower school tours for families interested in the 2021-2022 academic year will continue this spring. 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.  If you do not see a tour scheduled. Please contact Ted to arrange your tour.  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.

Register for a tour here


Middle School Information Night (Grades 5-8)

Tuesday, October 27, 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.


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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