Westside School

  • 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 and performing arts.
  • Each grade has space for 40 students, with 20 students in a classroom.
  • Our Lower School offers a 10:1 student teacher ratio, featuring a teacher and instructional assistant in every classroom.
  • 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 iPad school.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students325 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeWestside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size33 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,800
Tuition NotesMiddle School Tuition is $16700
% on Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTed Holmes
Admissions AssociateCaitlin Jarvis

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
chess, knitting, science

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
yoga

School Notes

  • Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirt and imagination to learning. Westside values:
  • High Academic Standards: Our integrated curriculum and small class size challenge each student to succeed at his or her highest level.
  • Joyful Learning: Our students are engaged and encouraged by our faculty to use all their unique abilities to succeed academically, think critically and be creative, excited learners.
  • A Caring Community: We treat one another with honesty, respect and generosity of spirit.
  • A Global Community: Our community embraces and promotes understanding of all kinds of differences - ethnicity, culture, religion and socio-economics.

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