Eastside Preparatory School

10613 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033
     Tel: (425)822-5668
Grades: 5 - 12 | 295 students
Eastside Prep offers a challenging academic program for students in grades 5-12 in the 2011-12 school year.
We stress critical thinking, integration of ideas and disciplines, and an ethic of citizenship.
Our inquiry-based and interdisciplinary curriculum is organized around a central theme for each grade level.
Students learn to ask insightful questions, think creatively, learn from mistakes, and communicate ideas effectively.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 295 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Eastside Preparatory School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 100%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 3 / Jan. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,975
% on Financial Aid 13%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lauren Formo
Admissions Associate Kristina Dammrose


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountrySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Computer Club, Destination Imagination, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Equestrian Club, Math Club, Newspaper Club, Peer Mentoring Club, Rock Climbing Club, Rock and Roll Club, Speech and Debate Club, Student Government, Trail Running Club, Unreal: Literary and Arts Magazine, Yearbook Chess Club, Computer Club, Math Club, Newspaper Club, Yearbook, Destination Imagination,
Dungeons and Dragons Club,
Equestrian Club,
Peer Mentoring Club,
Rock Climbing Club,
Rock and Roll Club,
Speech and Debate Club,
Student Government,
Trail Running Club,
Unreal: Literary and Arts Magazine,

School Notes:

  • Strong academic foundation: We provide a strong academic foundation that will allow students to succeed at the most rigorous colleges. We balance humanities, sciences, mathematics, and foreign language study. We offer performing and fine arts and PE.
  • Unique Focus on Thinking: We teach our students how to think. We encourage them to ask questions, analyze information, and solve problems. We provide students with the "thinking tools" of the academic disciplines. They learn to ask, "How would a scientist approach this? How would a mathematician? A historian?" They discover why each academic discipline poses the questions it does and when one approach is more useful than another. In this way, students develop effective strategies for any new situation.
  • Integrated and Interdisciplinary: Our program is integrated because the world is. Students combine what they know and apply it in new ways and contexts. A central theme for each year provides unifying organization and allows the teaching team to create interdisciplinary studies.
  • Strong Technology: We take advantage of our local high-tech culture to provide students great opportunities to learn and use advanced technologies. All Upper School students own Tablets PCs and use them in the classroom.
  • Multiple Perspectives Are Key: Students learn that everything can be approached from multiple perspectives, whether those of the academic disciplines or those of people with diverse cultures and background.
  • Making a Contribution: One of our goals is to prepare students to be ethical citizens through service learning. In upper school, students participate in Impact Projects based around the yearly theme. These projects are designed to empower students, encourage self-reliance, teach them to make responsible choices, and to explore new areas. EPIC, the Eastside Prep Urban Sustainability Project and Living Gallery will open in the fall of 2007.
  • Yearly themes: 6th: What is the World Made of? 7th: Where do we come from? 8th: What does it mean to be human? 9th: The Global Society 10th: The Good Society 11th: The Artistic Society 12th: The Real World

Profile last updated: 08/19/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eastside Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chestnut Montessori School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cedar Crest Academy Kirkland (0.1 miles away)
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