Thank you for your interest in The Evergreen School. Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 school year. Our admission season will reopen for the following year in September 2021.

Application Process

A Place Where Your Child Will Thrive

Every school has a unique mission and culture. Our goal is to help you find out if Evergreen is the place where your child will thrive. Although the application process may be new to you, we are here to support you every step of the way. 

Step by Step Process

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  • Create an Online Account

    The first step is to create an online account in Ravenna, an online application system. In Ravenna, you will be able to track your application, register for events, and find necessary forms, including your parent statement and teacher evaluation forms. Numerous other Seattle-area schools also use Ravenna to streamline the process for families applying to more than one independent school.

    Our application deadline is January 14, 2021. If you are unable to apply online or if paying the online application fee of $50 is a financial hardship, please contact us at 
  • Schedule an IQ Test (K-8th Grade Applicants)

    As a school for highly capable students, we require students applying to grades K-8 to submit the results of an IQ assessment. Our goal for students is that they will be successful in our program, and we find that students who score at the 95% and above are a good match for Evergreen. All children applying for kindergarten and above need to take an IQ test. The IQ test is not required for preschool and prekindergarten applicants.

    For more information, please visit our testing page.
  • Parent/Guardian Statement

    Parents/guardians are asked to fill out a statement. (form is accessed through the Ravenna online application system). 
  • Schedule a Virtual Parent/Guardian Interview

    After your Parent/Guardian Statement is complete, you will be able to self register through Ravenna for a 20-minute virtual parent/guardian interview with admission staff.
  • Teacher Evaluations and Records Request Forms

    Ask your child's teacher(s) to complete a Teacher Evaluation Form (forms are accessed through the Ravenna online application system). Applicants to grades 4-8 must submit two evaluations. Please allow teachers plenty of time to complete this step.

    You will also need to submit a Records Request Form to your child's school. The form is available through Ravenna.
  • Additional Steps (5th-8th Grade Applicants)

    In addition, 5th-8th grade applicants need to:

    • Take either the ISEE or SSAT (secondary school entrance examinations) or submit results from an alternative standardized test. Read more on our Testing Information page.
    • Complete student responses: an essay and additional questions and information (in Ravenna).
  • Attend a Virtual Applicant Visit

    Due to COVID-19, the Applicant Visit step will be conducted virtually or asynchronously. The purpose of the student visit is for us to get to know your student a little better. Activities are designed to be enjoyable, and it is our hope that it is a relaxed and enjoyable experience for them.

    Registration for visits is through Ravenna and is only accessible to applicants who have completed the entire application, including submission of records, teacher evaluations, test scores, and registration of parent/guardian interview. 

    Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten: asynchronous activities recorded by video. Deadline to register is Monday, February 1, 7:00 a.m.

    Grades 1, 2, 3: Saturday, February 6. Three available sessions at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Deadline to register is Friday, February 5 at 7:00 a.m.

    Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: January 21 - January 27. The Office of Admission will reach out to applicants with a completed application to schedule this visit.
  • Financial Aid Application

    We are dedicated to providing a need-based financial aid program that covers tuition and non-tuition aid depending on demonstrated financial need. For the 2021-2022 school year, financial aid awards are available to students enrolling in prekindergarten through 8th grade. Applicants must submit all of the required documents by February 21, 2021 to be considered for an award of financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Learn More About Us: Optional Events

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  • Chat with Evergreen Parents/Guardians

    The family experience is such an important part of being at Evergreen. Connect with current families via Evergreen's PeerPal site, an online messaging platform.

    Ask what they love about Evergreen, what gets their children excited about learning, or what makes Evergreen so unique. Our Parent Ambassadors are looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Take a Virtual Tour

    Due to COVID-19 and the safety of our current students and faculty, we are unable to host visitors for on-campus tours. Instead, enjoy getting to know our school through our 360° virtual tour.

    Registration is through Ravenna. You will need to create an account and "Explore" The Evergreen School in order to register for a tour. (There is no obligation that you start or submit an application.) Once registered, the tour link will be emailed to you.

    Please note that the Virtual Tour is asynchronous, meaning it can be done on your own time whenever it is convenient for you. 
  • Attend a Virtual Open House

    While not a required step, the virtual open house was a great opportunity to meet our faculty—including both grade-level and specialist teachers—and learn more about our school.

    Although these events have already happened, recordings are available. Register for Open House (Recordings) through Ravenna and a link to the recorded sessions will be emailed to you. You must create an account in Ravenna and "Explore" The Evergreen School in order to register, but there is no obligation that you start or submit an application. 

    Primary Division (preschool through grade 3)
    Held on Saturday, October 24

    Upper Division (grade 4 through grade 8)
    Held on Thursday, November 12

Contact Us

By email: Admission
By phone: 206.957.1523

Office of Admission

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  • Photo of Susan  Smith

    Susan  Smith 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Nikki Ozaki-Simpson

    Nikki Ozaki-Simpson 

    Associate Director of Admission

Key Admission Dates

January 14, 2021
Application deadline
February 21, 2021
Financial Aid deadline
March 19, 2021 at noon
Decisions released via Ravenna
March 26, 2021
Contract and deposit due
Profound learning for the continuously curious

15201 Meridian Avenue  N. / Shoreline, WA 98133
Preschool Through Grade 8  •  Greater Seattle