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Eton School, founded in 1978, is an independent school located on the Eastside of Lake Washington offering a comprehensive education for the whole child.
We ascribe to the Montessori philosophy.  Our approach is developmental, as we assist the unfolding of each child`s potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
329 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3
Tuition Notes
Tuition cost is available on Eton school website.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program cost is by camp and can be found on Eton\'s Summer Program web page.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Sonja Everson
Admissions Associate
Hayley Rauch


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Chess, Cooking, Cultural Dance, Woodworking

Club or Organization:
Snow Sports Program (Ski Club)

School Notes

  • Dual Accreditation: Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and American Montessori Society (AMS).
  • Pre-elementary (age 3 - Kindergarten)through Lower Elementary (1st - 3rd grade) use traditional Montessori and contemporary materials.
  • Upper Elementary(4th - 5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th grade) levelscontinuethe philosophy of educating the whole child.
  • Spanish is taught to Pre-elementary (age 3-K) and Lower Elementary (grades 1-3) students.
  • Latin is taught in grades 4-8.
  • Enrichment teachers for Environmental Education, Latin, Library and Information Science, Performing Arts, Spanish, Technology, and Visual Arts.
  • Before/After School Childcare (8 a.m. to start of class and after class until 5 p.m.)
  • Full day/week childcare during Mid-winter and Spring Breaks
  • After-school Classes (e.g., martial arts, chess, dance, cooking, and more)
  • Student Leadership Council
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does offer a summer program?
Yes, offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does offer? offers 2 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing and Ultimate Frisbee.
What is's ranking? ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Highest percentage of students of color and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for
The application deadline for is Feb. 3.
In what neighborhood is located? is located in the Northeast Bellevue neighborhood of Bellevue, WA. There are 1 other private schools located in Northeast Bellevue.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I was reluctant to put my children in private school and even more reluctant to put them in a Montessori school because of bad experiences I''ve had in the past. My husband had his heart set on it, though, so I agreed to give it a year. The social and academic changes in my children were unmistakable. Four years later, we''ve started our fourth child at this school and wouldn't want them to go anywhere else!
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Serving students for 35 years, Eton School offers a unique and developmentally appropriate education. Montessori meets the needs and challenges all students including gifted children because it follows the child allowing for the child's education grow in depth and width rather than just adding busy work. The smaller classes at all levels allows the teachers time to get to know, teach, observe, and evaluate all children as individuals rather than as a number in a class or grade book. All students completing 8th grade at Eton School have been accepted into the school of their choice after graduation.
- Posted by
Excellent Montessori school with great teachers and head of school. It has specialist for music, art and PE as well as for Japanese, French and Spanish! We love Eton!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Bellevue, WA is $22,110 for elementary schools and $26,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bellevue, WA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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