Tilden School

Academic, engaging, individualized K-5 education since 1985, in West Seattle.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students99 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Tilden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,650
Tuition Notes$865/month 4% discount for siblings 3% discount if tuition paid in full by May 1

School Notes

  • We provide a rich and rigorous program for the intellectual, artistic, social, and physical development of each student.
  • Small classes and a low student/teacher ratio enable teachers to respond to the individual development needs—academic, social, and physical—of each student.
  • Tilden emphasizes cooperation and consideration of others.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Tilden and their staff have been amazing during the last few months. Immediately after the school closure we had packets of learning in our hands for the children to continue their education and not fall behind. The teachers worked tirelessly on not just written work but on getting in front of the kids through YouTube and zoom lessons so the kids would stay engaged while having to work from home. I am so grateful that we are a part of the Tilden community. Any child would be lucky to have this kind of dedication and support. Even though we missed the last couple of months, my kids are ready for the next grade because of the wonderful teachers at Tilden. Thank you.
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Tilden offers a thoughtful, child-centered program of instruction. The curriculum includes phonics, development of solid math facts, art, music, PE, has been carefully put together to ensure a high-quality of education. Free of the burden of No Child Left Behind testing requirements , the teaching staff can focus on cultivating young minds. The parent community is really wonderful as well. The teaching staff excellent and the student to teacher ratio is one of the best in town. Do check out this little gem of a school.
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