Bright Water School

1501 10th Avenue E Ste 100,
Seattle, WA, 98102
Tel: (206)624-6176
Grades: NS - 8 | 184 students
Bright Water School was founded in 1998 out of a desire for greater access to Waldorf education in Seattle.
Waldorf education is based on a deep understanding of the needs of the growing child and the maturing adolescent.
Through a rich curriculum and innovative teaching methods, Waldorf education addresses the whole child, working to develop clarity in thought, balance in feeling and initiative in action.
Our students receive much individual attention and guidance.
Faculty members work closely with students, helping them to learn academic discipline and responsibility and teaching them to work independently.
The social life of our school is lively and warm, and students thrive in a caring community of teachers and peers.
The inherent security they experience in a Waldorf school enables students to look to the future with confidence; the bonds they form often last for a life time.
Bright Water School offers Preschool through Grade Eight and Parent and Toddler classes.

School Overview

School Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 184 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Bright Water School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 13 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 24%
Admissions Director Jill Leahy


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Seattle Preparatory School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bertschi School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bertschi School (0.4 miles away)
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