Open Window School

6128168th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98006-0980
Tel: (425)747-2911
Grades: K-8 | 316 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 providies 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 316 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
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,270
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Wells
Admissions Associate Calley Bennett


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cascade League Sports, Chess Club, Destination Imagination, First Lego League, Math Counts Chess Club, Math Counts, Cascade League Sports,
Destination Imagination,
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 17, 2012 1-3PM. Please visit our web site for more details.

Profile last updated: 02/08/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Newport Children's School (1 miles away)
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  • Bellevue
    Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 5-12 | 395 students
    0.3 miles
    4800 139th Avenue Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Bellevue
    Grades: 5-12 | 50 students
    1 miles
    5027 159th Place Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Bellevue
    Newport Children's School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 110 students
    1 miles
    12930 Se Newport Way
    Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Bellevue
    Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
    1 miles
    4400 130th Pl Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006
  • Bellevue
    Grades: PK-K | 71 students
    1.1 miles
    4442 158th Avenue Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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