Chrysalis School

Chrysalis School focuses on the student's success, building their confidence, while teaching them skills to become independent, lifelong learners.
We offer personalized learning at Chrysalis! Each student, K-12, has a curriculum designed for them using a student centered approach. Class size varies at Chrysalis from a class of 1 to small multi-age groups of 10-12 students who share smiliar learning profiles.
Our program allows for flexible scheduling so students can pursue their interests.
We have two campuses, one elementary and one high school campus (includes our junior high program).
We have had Olympic athletes, world competitive equestrians, and our graudates have gone to a range of colleges including Stanford, Yale, Notre Dame and Cornell, just to name a few! We have a diverse academic population and many of our students choose to attend local community colleges.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,920
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Gifted, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD,
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Chrysalis School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1141
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is determined by the combination of individual appointment times and group classes and this is different with each student. High School Average: $32,100 per year, Junior High School Average: $21,000 per year, Elementary School Average: $15,750 per year
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lorri Rollins

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Associated Student Body, Junior State of America, National Honor Society (NHS)

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Drama Program, Fashion Design, Film Studies, graphic design, Photography Class

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga

School Notes

  • Chrysalis is a personalized learning environment that allows for academic flexibility, time to pursue passions and interests, and promotes wellness and health. 
  • Academic Flexibility: Chrysalis teachers design a personalized curriculum, customized to each student's unique learning needs. We know that no two learners learn in same way, at the same time or at the same pace. We adjust the pace, style of instruction and course difficulty based on student goals. We can adjust the amount of work that needs to be done and adjust the difficulty of coursework in any subject. A key feature of our program is to teach students how to be responsible independent learners, the way they will learn for the rest of their life.
  • Time to Pursue Passion and Interests: Chrysalis has a personalized scheduling plan for each student. This allows time for students to discover their talents and interests. Teachers develop each student's curriculum increasing student engagement in the learning process by using their interests. Flex time for students is available so they can pursue their interests that involve travel and practice outside of school. Students can travel and compete without compromising academics. 
  • Wellness and Health: Students are both happier and healthier in a safe, low stress environment. A collaborative relationship with teachers and other students offers an environment that creates the greatest opportunity for every student to reach his/her potential. Small class sizes, one -on- one instruction, reduced peer pressure, a high adult/child ratio and custom schedules allow students to learn at their best.
Profile last updated: 10/23/2020

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We are so glad that we found Chrysalis. It has been such a positive experience for our three children that we feel we need to share how special it is. It is so unlike most other schools that it is difficult to do it justice in a few words. It actually took us a while to really understand what we had got into and how lucky we were. In "mainstream" schools, importance is placed on standardized syllabuses and testing, with the laudable aim that "no child is left behind". Everyone is expected to develop at the rate of the average child. At Chrysalis, every child is an individual, and their education is tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. They may be two grades ahead in Math, but grade-average in most other subjects. As each child can develop at their optimum pace, there is no child to be left behind. Having a deep understanding of the individual means that children are matched with teachers who have complimentary teaching styles. If things aren't working out, the emphasis is on finding what works best for the student, rather than expecting the child to adapt to the teacher. The students feel included and respected and so are more respectful and inclusive of others. As a result, Chrysalis kids learn how best they learn, rather than simply being taught things. This frees the learning experience to be more fun and exciting, rather than a chore to be endured. The aim is to develop lifelong learners, with the flexibility to adapt to changing environments, coupled with a strong sense of self and understanding of one's own strengths and weaknesses. As the emphasis is on each student's needs, it can be confused for a school for special needs. Although it is much more flexible than most schools, it is not geared up to cater specifically for children with significant learning deficits. The emphasis on child-influenced education can worry parents who are concerned whether their child is keeping up with their peers. And many people can't imagine that you can still be learning if it's not a chore. But for us, we know of no better school for helping our children grow and develop to be the best they can be.
- Posted by
5  
My son graduated from Chrysalis two years ago. He attended grades 6 through 12, and I couldn't be happier with his education. The teachers adapted to his needs, and he was consistently challenged. The school requires less homework, which concerned me at first, but I trusted their judgement. I came to realize that quantity of homework doesn't really matter, as my son is now making the President's list routinely, in college, for his academic achievements. He liked to play video games. Chrysalis created an environment where he wanted to learn. He even took a horticulture class and found he enjoys working outside and getting his hands dirty. I highly recommend Chrysalis.
- Posted by

Endorse Chrysalis School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Understanding Private School Tuition
Understanding Private School Tuition
We look at why tuition costs vary so widely from school to school.
Books About Private School
Books About Private School
What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there.
You Won't Find....
You Won't Find....
You won't find several things in private schools which you will find in public schools.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,920
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in King County, WA is $17,481 for elementary schools and $20,409 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in King County, WA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links