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
Veronica “Ronnie” Codrington-CazeauEnrollmentTotal
: 474Grade Levels
: Preschool through 8th grade (ages 3 to 14)Classes
: One preschool class, two prekindergarten classes, and three classes each grades K-8Class Size
: 14-16 studentsFaculty and Staff
101 faculty and staff, including 44 full-time faculty, 5 part-time faculty, and 16 teaching assistants. Full-time faculty includes 2 counselors, 2 learning resource teachers, and an instructional coach (dedicated teacher support). Approximately 49% of teaching faculty hold an advanced degree.Campus
Evergreen occupies four and a half acres that include a small forest 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 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.
Clubs and Enrichment Classes
Evergreen offers over 50 after school clubs and enrichment classes over the course of the year. Our chess and math clubs are two of our largest clubs, with nearly 100 students enrolled between the two. Enrichment classes are offered by trimester and include art, drama, fencing, crafting, music, science, technology and world languages.
Over 80% of Evergreen students choose to play an after school sport over the course of the year. We offer:
- Cross country
- Ultimate Frisbee
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