Seattle Country Day School

  • Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has inspired gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry, curiousity, and wonder.
  • Students are the center of a dynamic and collaborative learning, inquiry, and discovery process. Our talented faculty believe in depth over breadth and prioritize project-based learning.
  • Our Social-Emotional Learning program strengthens students' resilience, self-knowledge, empathy, and ability to cooperate.
  • Seattle Country Day School entry points are kindergarten, third grade, and sixth grade; applications are accepted at all grade levels.
  • Our Open House is Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Tours can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursday for Lower School and Wednesdays for Intermediate and Upper School by contacting Kate Briscoe at

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students377 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeSeattle Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 16
Tuition NotesSCDS tuition for 2019-20 is: Grades K-3: $28,052 Grades 4-5: $30,777 Grades 6-8: $32,821
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKate Briscoe
Admissions AssociateMatthew Ropp


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryMartial Arts,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Beginner and Advanced Computer Programming, Chess Club, Debate, Destination Imagination, Rwanda Club, Sewing Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Focus Choir, Music Lessons

School Notes

  • Students who are a match for SCDS typically score in the top 3% on either the Full Scale or GAI Score of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. However, we will consider a score that is close to the 97th percentile if a student shows other indicators of gifted characteristics.  If IQ testing is a financial hardship for your family, please reach out to our Admissions Office: 206.691.2625.

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