Open Window School

6128168th Place SE,
Bellevue, WA, 98006-0980
Tel: (425)747-2911
Grades: K - 8 | 316 students
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
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 316 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 48%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Open Window School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 97%
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 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate 33%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Wells
Admissions Associate Calley Bennett

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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 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 St Madeleine Sophie Catholic School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bellevue Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
    All-girls  (Christian)
    4800 139th Avenue Se
    Bellevue , WA , 98006
    (425)641-0700
    All-girls  (Christian)
    0.3  mi  |  395  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Bellevue
    St Madeleine Sophie Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4400 130th Pl Se
    Bellevue , WA , 98006
    (425)747-6770
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  171  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Bellevue
    Newport Children''s School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    12930 Se Newport Way
    Bellevue , WA , 98006
    (425)641-0824
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Bellevue
    Hillside Student Community
    5027 159th Place Se
    Bellevue , WA , 98006
    (425)747-6448
    1  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Bellevue
    Cougar Mountain Montessori
    Montessori School
    4442 158th Avenue Se
    Bellevue , WA , 98006
    (425)747-5029
    Montessori School
    1.1  mi  |  71  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 14, 2014 - 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

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