Westside School is West Seattle's premier preschool through eighth grade independent school.
We offer an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum that includes strong academic basics along with Mandarin, Spanish, PE, music, visual arts, and performing arts.
Each grade has space for 40 students, with 20 students in a classroom.
Preschool through fourth grade, each class is staffed with a teacher and an instructional assistant
Preschool class size is 15; Pre-Kindergarten class size is 18; our K-4th grade classes range from 16-20. We will occasionally enroll more than 20 students in a class under exceptional circumstances; Middle School averages 16-20 per class.
Our student-teacher ratio is approximately 7:1, which includes our classroom lead teachers, instructional assistants, and specialist teachers.
Middle School offers science, math, social studies, language arts, world languages, and exploratories.
Middle School students venture out on two outdoor trips a year and participate in interscholastic sports.
From fifth grade up, we are a one-to-one Chromebook school.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 379 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,700
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 38 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
379 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Westside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
38 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PS and PK Tuition is $15,700 Middle School Tuition is $21,100
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ted Holmes


Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

Our Core Values:
  • Joyful Learning
  • Caring Community
  • Confident Learners
  • High Academic Standards 
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 379 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,700
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 38 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $18,913 for elementary schools and $22,399 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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