Olympia Community School

Since 1973, Olympia Community School (OCS) has provided quality kindergarten through 5th grade education.
OCS children develop confidence through academic and creative achievement.
While acquisition of basic skills is essential to future success, we also believe that children deserve the opportunity to fully explore studies related to their own inherent abilities and interests.
To do so at an early age helps children to value their own perceptions, and to find self-determined paths in learning and in life that are fulfilling and productive.
We also believe that encouraging imagination and creative expression is essential in helping children to reach their full potential for learning and happiness.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,275
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 15 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$1,600
Summer Program Cost Notes
$200 for 5 days a week $150 for 3 days a week
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
42 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Olympia Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
May. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$250 Registration Fee to hold spot
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,850
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Lego Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Spanish Lessons
Profile last updated:

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Love it! Our daughter has absolutely loved her experience here at OCS. They have a wonderful job adapting to the remote schooling and are preparing to go back when practical and safe at a new location! Awesome job, everyone!
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5  
OCS has been an amazing fit for our family! We chose it for the small class size and adaptable curriculum. It has by far exceed our expectations. We are watching our son learn and grow right before our eyes. And the teachers are amazingly talented and caring!!!
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5  
Both of my children have attended Olympia Community School since pre-K. It's an exceptional school and they have learned so much! The teachers are expert educators and focus on academics and social-emotional learning. We love the emphasis on the environment and caring for the community.
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5  
My daughter attends Olympia Community School and I am so grateful that we found it. My daughter's favorite subject is science, which is lacking in public school elementary curriculum. She loves the outdoor exploration, frequent field trips, interaction with with all grade levels and the teachers' encouragement to follow her passions. I love that she is learning Spanish, community service and nonviolent communication skills. I appreciate having input in the school's management and enrichment activities. We intend for our daughter to stay at OCS through 5th grade.
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5  
We first enrolled at Olympia Community School for their kindergarten program with the intent of transitioning to our local elementary for 1st thru 5th grades. That was 4yrs ago! The personalized programming for our son has made it easy to turn a non reader into an advent reader. The social/emotional values have provided him a safe and centered place to be sensitive, compassionate and understanding of the world around him. The purposeful education and the community awareness have made him a broader thinker and problem solver. The academics are taught in a manner that the understanding of each topic is deep and meaningful. And the best part is, he's enjoying the process! My only wish is they went through 8th grade!!Best elementary to create the right foundations for learning, worth every cent!
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5  
OCS has provided the highest quality education for my children. My children learn deeply within all of the subject areas, with a strong emphasis on creativity and critical thinking. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the school`s community.
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5  
My two sons attend Olympia Community School and lwe love it! We really appreciate the amazing teachers, the small class sizes, and the individualized education.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 42 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,275
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Olympia, WA is $10,258 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Olympia, WA is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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