Most Selective Private Schools in Washington

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Washington is approximately 84% per year (2019-20).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Washington is currently Lakeside School, with an acceptance rate of 17%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Washington (2019-20)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Lakeside School
    (Amish)
    Acceptance Rate: 17%
    Grades: 5-1214050 1st Avenue NE
    Seattle, WA 98125
    (206)368-3600

  • Rank: #22.Acceptance Rate: 20%
    Grades: PK-55062 9th Ave Ne
    Seattle, WA 98105
    (206)547-8237

  • Rank: #33.
    Renton Prep Christian: Microsoft's First US K-12 Flagship School Participant
    Renton Prep Christian: Microsoft's First US K-12 Flagship School Participant Photo - All students use Microsoft Surfaces as their primary digital tool for research and classwork.
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 22%
    Grades: PK-10200 Mill Avenue South Suite 110
    Renton, WA 98057
    (206)723-5526

  • Rank: #44.
    The Overlake School
    The Overlake School Photo - A bird's eye view of Overlake's beautiful, lush 75 acre campus.
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 5-1220301 NE 108th Street
    Redmond, WA 98053
    (425)868-1000

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    The Bush School
    The Bush School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: K-123400 E Harrison Street
    Seattle, WA 98112
    (206)322-7978

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Open Window School
    Open Window School Photo - We have passionate, caring teachers who "get" gifted children.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: K-86128 168th Place SE
    Bellevue, WA 98006
    (425)747-2911

  • Rank: #77.Acceptance Rate: 26%
    Grades: 6-8810 18th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206)709-3800

  • Rank: #88.
    Bertschi School
    Bertschi School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: PK-52227 10th Avenue E
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206)442-6855

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.Acceptance Rate: 41%
    Grades: 5-1210613 NE 38th Place
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425)822-5668

  • Rank: #9-109.-10.
    St. Thomas School
    St. Thomas School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 41%
    Grades: PK-88300 NE 12th Street
    Medina, WA 98039
    (425)454-5880

  • Rank: #1111.
    Cedar River Montessori School
    Cedar River Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 46%
    Grades: PK-815828 SE Jones Road
    Renton, WA 98058
    (425)271-9614

  • Rank: #12-1312.-13.
    Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
    Forest Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart Photo - Since 1907, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart has been graduating caring, capable and globally competent young women who are well prepared for college and beyond.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 5-124800 139th Avenue Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006
    (425)641-0700

  • Rank: #12-1312.-13.
    The Lake & Park School
    The Lake & Park School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-53201 Hunter Blvd South
    Seattle, WA 98144
    (206)721-3480

  • Rank: #1414.
    The Valley School
    The Valley School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: PK-5318 30th Avenue E
    Seattle, WA 98112
    (206)328-4475

  • Rank: #1515.
    The Bear Creek School
    The Bear Creek School Photo - In fall, 2015, The Bear Creek School opened a 52,000 square foot Upper School and Fine & Performing Arts Center. Designed for grades 9-12, the building echoes a collegiate environment, with a central commons and separate floors for the humanities and for math and science.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 56%
    Grades: NS-128905 208th Avenue NE
    Redmond, WA 98053
    (425)898-1720

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Bright Water Waldorf School
    Bright Water Waldorf School Photo - Bright Water Waldorf School is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The campus is just one block away from beautiful Volunteer Park and overlooks Lake Union.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-81501 10th Avenue E Ste 100
    Seattle, WA 98102
    (206)624-6176

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 6-121415 Summit Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122
    (206)682-7309

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    St. John School
    St. John School Photo - St. John School offers a welcoming community to children and families who value a Catholic education, regardless of religious background.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-8120 N 79th Street
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (206)783-0337

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Westside School
    Westside School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-810404 34th Avenue SW
    Seattle, WA 98146
    (206)932-2511

  • Rank: #20-2220.-22.
    Academy Schools
    Academy Schools Photo - Pre-Kindergarten
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1214601 Interurban Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98168
    (206)588-0860

  • Rank: #20-2220.-22.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-122929 W Waikiki Road
    Spokane, WA 99208
    (509)466-1636

  • Rank: #20-2220.-22.
    Whole Earth Montessori
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-82930 228th Street S.E.
    Bothell, WA 98021
    (425)486-3037

  • Rank: #23-2523.-25.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-127723 Chambers Creek Rd W University Place
    Tacoma, WA 98467
    (253)620-8373

  • Rank: #23-2523.-25.
    Seattle Christian Schools
    Seattle Christian Schools Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-1218301 Military Road S
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (206)246-8241

  • Rank: #23-2523.-25.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-325237 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd
    Issaquah, WA 98029
    (425)392-1196

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-513633 SE 26th St
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    (425)372-2800

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Everett Christian School
    (Calvinist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-82221 Cedar St
    Everett, WA 98201
    (425)259-3213

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Explorations Academy
    Explorations Academy Photo - Helping students become global citizens is central to our program. In addition to curriculum that is current and internationally focused, students have the opportunity to go on month-long international expeditions that include service and exploration. Pictured here are students in Machu Picchu on our 2013 expedition to Peru.
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 6-121701 Ellis St # 215
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (360)671-8085

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    The Little School
    The Little School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-52812 116th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425)827-8708

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Olympia Waldorf School
    Olympia Waldorf School Photo - A rainbow rises over the historic main schoolhouse, which has been home to Olympia Waldorf School for over 35 years. The campus also includes a separate Middle School building for grades 6-8, and a residential kinderhaus at the far north side of the property.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-88126 Normandy St.
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360)493-0906

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    St. Christopher Academy
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-124141 41st Ave Sw
    Seattle, WA 98116
    (206)246-9751

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Seattle Urban Academy
    Seattle Urban Academy Photo - Students are mentored and supported by SUA staff.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-1210056 Renton Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98178
    (206)723-0333

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Silverwood School
    Silverwood School Photo - Welcome to Silverwood School!
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: K-614000 Central Valley Rd NW
    Poulsbo, WA 98370
    (360)697-7526

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 7-128021 230th St SW
    Edmonds, WA 98026
    (425)640-9000

  • Rank: #26-3626.-36.
    Soundview School
    Soundview School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-86515 196th St SW
    Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (425)778-8572

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