Application Process FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the main entry points for The Evergreen School?

    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 of those grade levels (typically 14 spaces per class). We also have a small entry point at grade 6 and limited spaces in other grades; please contact the Office of Admission for more information.
  • When should our family begin the application process?

    Families interested in applying should begin the admission process in the fall one year prior to when you wish to enroll; our online application opens in September for the following school year. Please note that we require an IQ evaluation for applicants entering grades K-8, and additional testing for students entering grades 5-8. Learn more on the Testing Information page.
  • How old does my child need to be for each grade?

    Children must meet the following minimum age requirements by August 31:

    Preschool: Three years old*
    Prekindergarten: Four years old
    Kindergarten: Five years old

    and so on for each subsequent grade.
    *Please note that preschool students must be toilet trained prior to beginning school in the fall.
  • Do you accept out of state and/or international students?

    We do consider and accept students whose families are living out of state or abroad, provided the applicant can travel to Seattle to participate in a visit day. Evergreen does not grant the I-20 student visa, so any student who is not a U.S. citizen must be covered by a parent/guardian’s work visa. We require all of our students to live with parents or legal guardians.
  • How do I obtain IQ testing for my child? Is there a cut-off score?

    Our Testing Information page is a great resource for these questions and more that you might have about the IQ evaluation requirement. 

    On that page, you will also find a list of psychologists in the greater Seattle area who conduct IQ tests. (The Evergreen School does not administer tests.) Psychologists do book up in advance of school application deadlines, so it's best to schedule an appointment as early as possible in the fall. 
  • How does your sibling policy work?

    The Evergreen School is proud to be an excellent, innovative school with a talented and diverse student body. To honor families' commitment to Evergreen, children of current families, as well as children of faculty and staff, may apply before the general applicant pool. This involves an accelerated timeline for application completion and an earlier admission decision than our external applicants receive.

    All applicants must be a good match for our program to be accepted. Evergreen reserves the right not to grant admission to a sibling or child of faculty/staff if the child does not satisfy our admission criteria.
  • What happens on a Primary Division student visit day?

    A visit day resembles a condensed class where students (approximately 14 in a group) have circle time and activities with current Evergreen teachers and administrators. The visit lasts 60 minutes (for preschool and prekindergarten) or 90 minutes (K-3). Parents wait for their child to finish the visit and have the opportunity during that time to talk with the head of school and admission staff as well as current parents to gain an even better understanding of Evergreen.

    Visit days are scheduled in January and February after applications are complete.
  • What happens on an Upper Division student visit day?

    Applicants join a current Evergreen student for a visit to two to four classes in the grade to which they are applying. This is followed by lunch and a group activity with the other visiting applicants.

    Visit days are scheduled in January and February after applications are complete.
  • Is financial aid available?

    Evergreen is dedicated to providing a need-based financial aid program that covers tuition as well as non-tuition aid, depending on the level of need a family displays. Families of students in prekindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to apply for financial aid.

    Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information. Contact Financial Aid Committee Chair and Business Manager Debra Rizzi by email or 206.957.1526 for financial aid application questions.

Admission Decision FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • When will I know if my child is offered admission?

    The Evergreen School agrees to the common admission notification dates established by the Puget Sound Independent Schools consortium. Families will receive notification through our online Ravenna application system on Friday, March 19, 2021. 

    The parent/guardian response (confirmation and deposit) will be due by March 26, 2021.
  • How are children evaluated for admission?

    Applicants to The Evergreen School are considered for admission based on the school's determination of a child's potential to be successful in our program. In making an admission decision, in addition to academic skills (or readiness skills for four- and five-year-olds), the admission committee considers an applicant's creativity, intelligence, curiosity and motivation and potential to contribute to the school community. See Why might Evergreen be a good fit for my child? on the main Admission page for a sense of the type of child who often thrives at Evergreen.
  • What admission decisions might we expect from Evergreen?

    Admission decisions will be released through Ravenna, our online application portal, on Friday, March 19, 2021. 

    • Acceptance: An applicant meets all qualifications and is considered to have the potential for success in The Evergreen School program. The candidate receives an invitation to enroll.
    • Wait Pool: An applicant meets all qualifications and is considered to have the potential for success in the program, but space is not available. The applicant is placed in a wait pool. The family must let the school know they still would like to be considered for a space should one become available. If a space becomes available, the Admission Office will contact you via telephone. The wait pool is not ranked numerically, but an applicant could be offered a space in accordance with the class or grade-level composition.
    • Denial: The Evergreen School has determined that the applicant is not a successful match for the program at this time.

School Program FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

Contact Us

By email: Admission
By phone: 206.957.1523

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
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Preschool Through Grade 8  •  Greater Seattle