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.

Choosing Evergreen

When you choose Evergreen, you’re doing much more than selecting an academic program for your child. You’re joining a deeply committed learning community that loves to think, create, and celebrate with all our children.
Together, we help raise exceptionally insightful, self-aware, intelligent young people who go on to thrive in high school, college, and career—and embrace their roles as local and global citizens.
At Evergreen, we emphasize greater depth over increased speed, differentiating instruction to make the most of each child’s talents and interests. Students who thrive at Evergreen often show high levels of curiosity, divergent thinking, imagination, and empathy, among other traits.
We’re happy to help you decide if Evergreen is right for your child. You may wish to start with the frequently asked questions below. And please feel free to contact us. 

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Why might Evergreen be a good fit for my child?

    Children who show early academic aptitude, creative thinking and intellectual curiosity do well at Evergreen. Usually referred to as gifted or highly capable, these children may excel in a broad range of areas, such as early acquisition of language, strong sense of spatial relationships, advanced comprehension and the ability to process information quickly or in complex ways. Characteristics of highly capable children include:

    • Rapid learner
    • Unusually large vocabulary
    • Enjoys problem solving
    • Asks probing questions, thinks critically
    • Highly developed curiosity
    • Imagination
    • Interest in experimenting and doing things differently

    • Enthusiasm
    • Deep, intense feelings
    • Highly sensitive
    • Longer attention span
    • Displays intense concentration
    • Persistence
    • Idealism and sense of justice at an early age
    Because analytic intelligence is one measure that we consider, we require that all children entering kindergarten and above take an IQ test. 
  • What are the main entry points?

    For the upcoming school year, we will be enrolling one preschool class, two prekindergarten classes, and three kindergarten classes. Spaces will be available in all three of those grade levels (typically 14 new spaces per grade). Additionally, we generally add three spaces to our 1st grade. 

    We have limited openings in grades 2 through 5, based on attrition. We typically add more new students in 6th grade as an entry point for our middle school.
  • What is the best age to start? How old does my child need to be?

    Most children enter Evergreen in preschool, prekindergarten or kindergarten. Children must meet the following minimum age requirements by August 31:

    Preschool: Three years old*
    Prekindergarten: Four years old
    Kindergarten: Five years old
    *Preschool students must be toilet trained prior to attending the school in the fall.
  • When should we apply?

    Applications open every year in early September, and the application deadline is in mid-January (for students to start school the following fall). Each year, this website and the online Ravenna system will list the exact deadlines.

Contact Us

By email: Admission
By phone: 206.957.1523

Office of Admission

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Susan  Smith

    Susan  Smith 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Nikki Ozaki-Simpson

    Nikki Ozaki-Simpson 

    Associate Director of Admission
Profound learning for the continuously curious

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