At Seattle Country Day School, we know gifted children can be intense, verbal, and imaginative.
They can have wildly different interests, from reading, to coding, to art.
And they come from every community, every race, and every social class.
At SCDS, your child will find a warm, welcoming classroom, one based around the concept of inquiry - a method where teachers encourage students to explore, to ask questions, to experiment, and to create.
It`s a method that brings out the best in our students, stokes their passion for learning, and helps them develop critical-thinking skills that last a lifetime.

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Seattle Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
419 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Seattle Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13
Tuition Notes
SCDS tuition for 2021-22 is:Grades K-3: $30,633 Grades 4-5: $33,609 Grades 6-8: $35,840
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kate Briscoe
Admissions Associate
Matthew Ropp



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
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

  • We ask all applicants to take the Wechsler Intelligence Scale test. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale is a test of cognitive ability, and is not achievement-based. Students for whom SCDS is a good fit typically score at or above the 97th percentile in either the Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) or General Abilities Index (GAI). We do, however, consider scores that fall close to the 97th percentile for students who demonstrate other gifted characteristics.
  • If IQ testing is a financial hardship for your family, please reach out to our Admissions Office at  
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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