Westside School

10404 34th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146-0981
Tel: (206)932-2511
Grades: PK-8 | 372 students
Westside School is West Seattle's premier pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school.
We offer an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum that includes strong academic basics along with Chinese, Spanish, PE, music, visual and performing arts.
Each grade has space for 40 students, with 20 students in a classroom.
Our Lower School offers a 10:1 student teacher ratio, featuring a teacher and instructional assistant in every classroom.
Middle School offers STEM, humanities, world languages, and exploratories.
Middle School students venture out on two outdoor trips a year and participate in interscholastic sports.
From fifth grade up, we are a one to one iPad school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 372 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Westside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,800
Tuition Notes Middle School Tuition is $16700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ted Holmes
Admissions Associate Caitlin Jarvis


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, chess, knitting, science, yoga Chorus, chess, knitting, science, yoga,

School Notes

  • Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirt and imagination to learning. Westside values:
  • High Academic Standards: Our integrated curriculum and small class size challenge each student to succeed at his or her highest level.
  • Joyful Learning: Our students are engaged and encouraged by our faculty to use all their unique abilities to succeed academically, think critically and be creative, excited learners.
  • A Caring Community: We treat one another with honesty, respect and generosity of spirit.
  • A Global Community: Our community embraces and promotes understanding of all kinds of differences - ethnicity, culture, religion and socio-economics.
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