Yellow Wood Academy
Tel: (206) 236-1095
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #2 - Some of our Upper School students learn to grow as a team while off at Winter Camp!
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #3 - Our student learns geometry outside by applying it to the world around her. At YWA, learning doesn't stop at the classroom door!
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #4 - Our teachers build trust and rapport with our students to help them take ownership of their own learning.
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #6 - International Day where our student learn about the world around them as a community.
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #7 - One of our elementary school students enjoying our Garden Party where we made tea, wore sun hats, and learned about how to cultivate a garden.
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #8 - Our students enjoy many arts and music classes, like Rock Band and Music Production!
Yellow Wood Academy Photo #9 - Our Maker Space allows students to get hands on experience with technology like laser cutters and 3D printers, not to mention experience taking an idea from concept to execution.
YWA is an accredited K-12 non-profit school on Mercer Island, WA. Our personalized programs feature one-on-one and small group classes that are designed for each student as an individual.
Whether your student is ahead, behind, or right on track, our highly qualified teachers can help them learn in a way that is tailored to them.
During COVID-19, our distance learning and hybrid programs feature are kept as close as possible to our on-campus program in terms of quality, time in class with teachers, and social-emotional learning.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Northwest Association of Accredited Schools|
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Autism Spectrum Distorder, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Variety in Processing Speeds, Working Memory, Executive Function|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Tuition is based on number of sessions per week for a 6 week summer program. The average cost is around $9000/class|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||134 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||51 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||1 students|
|Number of AP Courses||10 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Human Geography, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History, Other AP classes may be able to be arranged|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(We encourage students to dress in a way that is comfortable and expresses themselves.)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition is based on your personalized program but averages $45,000-$50,000 for a full time student. Part time programs available.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Adrienne Pierce|
|Admissions Associate||Brianna Matthew|
- Distance learning at YWA is almost just like our on-campus program; featuring up to four hours a week of teacher time for each class.
- Full time, part time, and tutoring available.
- We know that no student learns the same way, so all of our classes are crafted for your student.
- We balance small group and one-on-one lessons so your student can home in on core content areas and still develop social-emotional learning.
- YWA is an inclusive school that is welcoming to our students as individuals.
- Many of our students and faculty are part of the LGBT+ community.
- Neurodivergences are a welcome part of our community, in our families, students, and staff.
- Our fully integrated Special Ed program means that student who are helped by those services are never pulled out of class or put in a stigmatizing room.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Mercer Island Grades: 7-12 | 135 students
9311 SE 36th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 232-0059 0.7 7-12
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