The Evergreen School
- An independent school for highly capable children in the Seattle area
- Founded in 1963 by Edith Christensen with an enrollment of six students
We inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.
Head of School
: 494Grade Levels
: Preschool through 8th grade (ages 3 to 14)Classes
: One preschool class, two prekindergarten classes, and three classes each grades K-8Class Size
: 14-17 studentsRatio
: 7:1 (students to full-time faculty)Faculty and Staff
101 faculty and staff, including 58 full-time faculty, 5 part-time faculty, and 16 teaching assistants. Faculty includes 2 counselors, 2 learning resource coordinators, and an instructional coach (dedicated teacher support). Approximately 62% of teaching faculty hold an advanced degree.Campus
Evergreen occupies four and a half acres that include forested area typical of the Pacific Northwest, as well as distinct wetlands and native vegetation. A recent renovation and addition added significant new classroom and administration buildings, including the BIG Lab, our state-of-the-art makerspace
, as well as beautiful outdoor gathering areas and courtyards.
- Students come from 38 zip codes and a wide variety of schools and daycare programs
- 46% of Evergreen students identify as students of color, including African American, Asian American, Latino American, Middle Eastern American, Multiracial American, and Native American
French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese are offered.
K: Students sample all three language offerings.
Grades 1–8: Students pursue one world language throughout their Evergreen education.
16% of Evergreen families receive need-based financial aid, totaling approximately $1.2 million.
Preschool: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
PK–Grade 3: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Grade 4–Grade 8: 8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Before school care is available to PreK–Grade 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. (Beginning in September 2020, before school care will be for K–8 students.)
After school care is available for preschoolers from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and PreK–8 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Evergreen also offers over 50 enrichment classes and clubs
after school over the course of the year. Enrichment classes are offered by trimester and include chess, art, drama, fencing, crafting, music, science, technology and world languages.
We support a robust Athletics Program, engaging many of our students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Over 70% of Evergreen students
play on at least one sports team over the course of the year, and many play on more than one. Teams have a no-cut policy
, encouraging participation and a growth mindset. Sports offered:
- Soccer (K-8)
- Cross country (K-8)
- Volleyball (5-8 girls)
- Basketball (3-8)
- Tennis (4-8)
- Ultimate (3-8)
Over 800 children from across the Seattle metropolitan area enroll during the summer, choosing from 200 enrichment classes and camps, including arts and crafts, music and theater, science and math, sports and games, nature studies, outdoor exploration and more.
Life After Evergreen
Evergreen graduates attend a wide range of boarding, independent, parochial and public high schools, recently including:
Aviation · The Bush School · Cate School · Choate Rosemary Hall · The Downtown School · Holy Names Academy · Ingraham (IB) · Lakeside School · The Northwest School · The Overlake School · Robinson Center for Young Scholars Early Entrance Program at the University of Washington · Roosevelt · Seattle Academy (SAAS) · Seattle Prep · Shorecrest · Shorewood · University Prep