Silverwood School

At Silverwood School, we challenge our students to become confident, compassionate citizens and skilled, life-long learners--literate, motivated, and intellectually curious. Silverwood offers a thriving community of people who want each and every child to succeed.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1984

Student Body

Total Students53 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Silverwood School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,760
Tuition NotesListed tuition is for the 2020-2021 school year
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJon Torgerson
Admissions AssociateMichelle Crawford


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bricks 4 Kidz, Kids Care, Spanish

School Notes

  • Interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum focuses on critical and creative thinking.
  • Flexible Math and Literacy groupings allow individualized instruction to fit each child`s needs.
Whole Child Education
  • Character education focuses on students` respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and the whole world around them.
  • Students are encouraged in self-advocacy, self-confidence, self-expression, and leadership so they may each reach their full potential.
Atmosphere and Adventure
  • Nature play and outdoor learning is made possible with 18 acres of wooded campus.
  • Field trips and overnight trips to Islandwood, NatureBridge, and Mount Rainier Institute broaden students` learning.
  • Parents and staff work together to challenge students to become compassionate, confident citizens and skilled, life-long learners.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (18 reviews)
At Silverwood School, children are both encouraged and challenged in their development, academically and socially. Students are valued as unique individuals and given the opportunity to progress at their own pace, with support as needed. Silverwood's campus provides abundant opportunities for outdoor learning, and this is encouraged with regular excursions outside. Our first grader is thriving and learning to find her own way, I could not ask for more than a parent.
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Silverwood School has been the best experience for our 2 daughters! We enrolled initially because of their ability to cater to each child at their academic level. This has been very helpful in challenging my children to keep moving forward and learning at their pace. Their approach to learning has given our kids such a great foundation to build on as they move on to middle school! It's not just the academics, the teachers and staff are wonderful in molding the children to be respectful, caring, and compassionate human beings! The bonds they have made here will be lifelong no doubt... thank you Silverwood for your continuous efforts in building such a fantastic environment for our children!
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Quite possibly one of the best schools in Kitsap County. The teachers tailor academics and curriculum for every single student. Children are not forced to keep pace with their peers and are challenged in every way possible. A small close-knit community means my child joins an extended family every day. We love the school and can't wait to see our child continue to thrive over the next 5 years!
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First of all, this school enrolls students from KINDERGARTEN through SIXTH GRADE! My son had a fabulous experience at Silverwood School. He came to the school from another local independent school that was not working for our family. He came in midway through his fourth grade year and his anxiety was overwhelming. The entire school staff supported him academically and emotionally. He was a different kiddo when he "graduated" from Silverwood. He is now attending a public middle school and is doing very well. Silverwood School gave him all of the academic and social emotional tools he needed to deal with middle school. Yay! I wish our family would have found this gem of a school earlier. I highly recommend checking this school out if you have a K-6 child!
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Both of my sons currently attend Silverwood School. We feel they are truly cherished and challenged. We came here seeking a better environment for our oldest son who was failed by the public school system. The public school system labeled him and ignored him instead of addressing his needs and challenging him. Now he LOVES going to school and is thriving. Both my boys love to explore and experience unique learning opportunities provided by the vast grounds on the 18 acre campus. Lastly, the love between the teachers/staff and students is evident and we truly appreciate the experience for our children.
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I can't imagine my son getting a better elementary school experience, anywhere. He has excelled at everything, and his growth in math is outstanding. The guidence from his teachers has been very affirming for him. He wouldn't be the young man he is today without the experience of attending Silverwood.
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Our son started at Silverwood in 1st grade and is now in 5th. The teachers are excellent and he is flourishing. His teachers have been able to encourage him to push beyond just "getting it done" and make him want to do exceptional work. He goes beyond his class projects and continues to learn even after the project at school is over. He is encouraged to shine, and I know that he's getting a foundation that will last him a lifetime. Private school is a sacrifice, but Silverwood is well worth the short term sacrifice for the long term results.
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Silverwood School's motto is "Challenge and Cherish", and I have found that to be true every day for my son. He has attended Silverwood since 1st grade and is now in 6th grade, his final year. Every one of the outstanding teachers knows him as an individual and helps him to achieve his best work, in everything from math and science to art and reading. He is light-years beyond where he would be in a public school at this point in his life, and I know that the foundation Silverwood has helped him build will give him a strong base for success in his future education and life.
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Silverwood's motto to "Challenge and Cherish" is manifested each and every day in the way the staff and faculty interact with their students. Students are challenged in every subject at a level that keeps them on a “comfortable edge” – pushing them to succeed beyond their expectations and inspiring them to discover new interests and pursue their individual passions. Students learn to investigate the world around them while building skills that allow them to truly excel in the world beyond the walls of Silverwood. Students are cherished at Silverwood because they are viewed as an individual – a child with his or her own distinct set of skills, talents, and opportunities to grow. The staff works together to support every family throughout their time at Silverwood and nurture personal relationships that result in a collaborative community for each and every student. In short, Silverwood is the village it takes to raise a child.
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Silverwood School is changing my daughter's life. My daughter was lost in a sea of students and standardized testing. She was being labled as just below average but good enough to pass. She got the message loud and clear. She started acting the part. Now that she is at Silverwood she is learning to love learning again. She is finding her own pace and her own path. She is feeling her individuality and embracing what makes her special. This place is a valuable choice in our community.
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My son and I think Silverwood is the best school in Kitsap County, without a doubt. My son is in his 3rd year. “Playing in the woods is the best part of the school”, says my video-game addict who rather goes outside when at home. Teachers who truly care and challenge my son, are the reasons that causes us to forego other things so he can attend. I strongly recommend any parent interested in getting the best education for their child, to contact Silverwood School.
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Silverwood is, by far, the best place to get the kind of education that encourages continued lifelong learning, self-actualization, creativity, and resilience. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to challenge and cherish every child who enters the classroom and to work collaboratively with families through very open and consistent communication. Our close-knit community lends an atmosphere of risk-taking, empathy, and critical thinking/problem-solving in all academic subjects and character development. Our 18-acre wooded campus offers a unique environment for kids to get up close and personal with nature and find their true individual path. Silverwood is truly where creativity takes root! This is where kids learn to grow with grace and confidence!
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Silverwood School is a treasure in the woods. The 18-acre campus allows students to take their learning outside and apply their lessons to the world around them. Silverwood is a school that creates independent, confident individuals, with a sense of who they are and the difference they can make in the world around them. As a teacher, this is a place where I can meet the specific needs of each student and get to know them as individuals. Silverwood makes learning engaging and exciting by honoring student creativity and allowing for personal interests to be incorporated into the many project-based assessments. Silverwood is a place where students know they can always come back be welcomed with open arms.
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Silverwood School has continually challenged my daughter academically. The teachers are amazing in accommodating her individual level and truly caring about her growth. She comes home with an exciting story everyday whether it is an adventure in the woods or exploring "Noun Town" in the classroom.
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I wish we could put into words what Silverwood School really means to us. Our child had such anxiety about going to school when he was in public school that he shut down completely. Now he is happy and thriving! His academics are great & the teachers know him as an individual. They know what stresses him, they know how to help him work through that...they know when to push him & when to give him a break. They believe in him and in his ability to become his best self. And when he has an "off day", they separate the child from the behavior...something that is difficult to do & rare to find. These teachers really do love the children & the whole school works diligently to build a beautiful sense of community. They are always happy to talk about the needs of each child & help us figure out how to give them the best educational experience they can have. When they say Silverwood is a place where children are "Challenged and Cherished" they mean it. I cannot say enough good about them. If you want your child to have a warm, challenging, creative school experience that will teach them to be independent & confident learners... this is the place for you!
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My daughter has attended Silverwood School since first grade and is now in sixth grade. She has really thrived at this school. She is able to excel at the subjects she is naturally good at and has gotten help in subjects when help was needed. The teacher are in tune with what the kids need.
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My unobtrusive, bright son who was ignored at previous schools because "he was no problem" is flushing and really coming into his own at Silverwood. In addition the outstanding academics, the kids gain a sense of self and maturity which one rarely sees in kids this young. The tuition and 50 miles a day in driving well worth it!
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Silverwood is a wonderful school where my son has thrived by leaps and bounds socially, educationally and emotionally. The teachers give him the one on one time he needs and we are so happy that we have found such a great place for him to be!
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