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 (2022-23)

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

Top Rankings

Westside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1981

Student Body

Total Students
379 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Westside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
38 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

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
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,500
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ted Holmes

Sports

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 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Westside School cost?

Westside School's tuition is approximately $18,700 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Westside School?

The acceptance rate of Westside School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Westside School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Washington with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Westside School offer?

Westside School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Westside School's ranking?

Westside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Westside School?

The application deadline for Westside School is Jan. 13.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

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

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $19,231 for elementary schools and $22,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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