University Child Development School is centered around the lives of children and dedicated to the development of their intellect and character.
We actively encourage, and the school everywhere reflects, the process of joyful discovery that is central to meaningful and responsible learning.
Teaching is individualized and responsive to the talents of each student, and the curriculum is rigorous and integrates the concepts and skills embedded within the major disciplines.
Our students are chosen for their promise of intellect and character and are selected from a cross-section of the community.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields, supported in advancing their studies and encouraged to share their knowledge widely.
In pursuit of these ideals, and in recognition of obligations beyond the school itself, we strive to be an innovative leader in education, serving as a model for others.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,995
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / rolling

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University Child Development School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
327 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
University Child Development School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
17 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 14 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full day tuition is $19,995. Half day tuition is $12,997.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
20%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tami Milles
Admissions Associate
Kristi Grouws

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,995
  • Acceptance rate: 20%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / rolling

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