Open Window School

6128 168th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98006-0980
Tel: (425)747-2911
Grades: K-8 | 319 students
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Welcome to Open Window School, the Eastside's only independent school dedicated to meeting the needs of gifted children.
OWS offers deep understanding and care for exceptionally bright, creative students.
Our school provides a stimulating, challenging yet nurturing environment for children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade on our beautiful Cougar Mountain campus.
In 2007 we launched our Middle school program to complement our highly respected elementary program.
OWS provides a comprehensive Kindergarten through 8th Grade experience for gifted learners.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 319 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Open Window School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,080
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Calley Hart
Admissions Associate Eugenie Lemerle


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alpine Club, Cascade League Sports, Chess Club, First Lego League, Martial Arts, Math Counts Alpine Club, Chess Club, Martial Arts, Math Counts, Cascade League Sports,
First Lego League,

School Notes

  • Parent Tours of the school are offered weekly October through January. Please call for a reservation on a school tour (425-747-2911). You're also invited to join us during our Open House on Saturday, November 12, 2016 1-3PM. Please visit our web site for more details.
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   07/24/15
Our son has gone to Open Window from K - 8. Our experience, inclusive of his feedback, has been excellent. The mission of "children first, gifted second" has helped our son to become a great human being in addition to ultra-high standardized scores including the SSAT and ISEE tests. We would make the decision to send him here again without reservation. If you are a parent who demands "gifted first, children second" or a "tiger mom" type of parenting that is only focused on brutal rigor, home schooling may be a better option.
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The average private school tuition in Bellevue, WA is $14,981 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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