The Meridian School

  • The Meridian School is a K-5 independent elementary school in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood.
  • We are located in a community building, the Good Shepherd Center, and share our facility with several nonprofit organizations including the Wallingford Senior Center, PEPS and Washinton Green Schools.
  • Our building is adjacent to Meridian Park, which features 6.5 acres of green space and includes the Tilth Alliance's teaching and demonstration gardens.
  • Our mission: The Meridian School promotes a balance of mind and heart, of contemplation and action, of individuality and a commitment to the community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,080
Tuition NotesTuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $24,080 (K-2) and $24,290 (3-5). Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,325
Admissions DirectorErin French
Admissions AssociateRebecca Butman
Endowment Size$2 million

School Notes

We believe that the challenges of our world require culturally competent, critically thinking individuals who are empowered to inquire, investigate, innovate and impact their local and global communities. By integrating curriculum, character, and community, we provide the foundation for well-rounded students.

Curriculum should challenge, engage and inspire students. At Meridian, we provide an excellent academic education in which the joy of childhood infuses the excitement of learning.

Character is built upon integrity, compassion, and responsibility. At Meridian, students are guided toward self-discipline and thoughtful decisions, mindful of themselves, others and their environment.

Community is the heart of a school. At Meridian, all students, staff and families are known and valued. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive culture. Our connections are strengthened through close student-teacher relationships, strong parent involvement, and active engagement with our local and global communities.
  • Please visit the admissions page of our website to review application requirements.  

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