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Our Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our program and community – we encourage you to explore the website, read our weekly newsletter (Spyglass),  follow our student blog or Facebook page, and most importantly, tour the school. Once you have walked through our community building, witnessed the energy and curiosity of our students, and seen the lush and verdant location, you will truly understand what makes the experience at Meridian different from any other school.

Our goal throughout the admission process is to get to know your child and your family well. We want to understand your hopes and expectations for your child’s education, and share our mission and program with you. Finding the right match – of school, child and family – takes time and trust. Throughout the process, we look for families whose values are aligned with our philosophies and  are committed to working with us on behalf of their children. We seek children who are excited about learning, are curious about their world, have respect and compassion for others, and will make a positive contribution to their communities.

At Meridian, we believe that an excellent education thrives in an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment. For this reason, we are committed to offering an accessible educational program for mission-appropriate students, regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. To learn more about financing a Meridian education, please visit our tuition assistance page.

Our Application

Apply Online

The Meridian School is one of many Seattle-area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna to manage our admissions forms and event registration. With the exception of the Meridian Supplemental Application, all of the documents required are common forms that are shared among multiple schools.  This means that you will only need to complete these forms once before electronically submitting them to the schools that utilize Ravenna. We require the following documents for all applicants:

  • Parent/Guardian Statement Form
  • Meridian Supplemental Application Form
    • If your child has an Individual Education Plan, 504 Plan,  or reports from specialists/therapists, we require that these documents be submitted as a part of The Meridian Supplemental Application.  Please note: a member of the Admissions Committee or Customized Learning Team may request a meeting with your family to discuss documentation provided.
  • Teacher Evaluation Form
  • All schools records and reports (applicants for grades 1-5 only)

While we do not require IQ testing (WPPSI/WISC) as a part of our application process, we appreciate when families submit educational evaluations if they were completed as a part of the application process for another school.  Applications for the 2017-2018 admissions season are now available via Ravenna.

Tour & Student Visit (required)

Informational Tour

Beginning Tuesday, October 10th, we offer tours Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:15AM.  Our final tour is Tuesday, January 9th.

We offer an upper grades tours for parents exploring grades 3-5. Parents considering grades 3-5 are welcome to sign-up for any available tour date, but programmatic information shared on this particular tour (November 14) will be tailored to the upper grades.

To sign up for a tour, please visit www.ravenna-hub.com.  If you have not yet created an account with Ravenna, please do so. After creating an account for your student, please search for The Meridian School. You must click “explore” on our school’s profile page to sign-up for a tour and to view our application process.

Please note: We have limited space on our tours. We reserve these spaces for prospective applicants eligible for entrance in the 2018-2019 school year.

Student Visit

You will be able to sign up for your student visit day via Ravenna once all required application forms have been submitted.

  • 1st-5th Grade applicants will visit their current grade level class for a full day on Wednesday, February 7.
  • Kindergarten applicants will visit for 75 minutes on Saturday, February 10. Sessions will be held at 9AM, 11AM and 1PM.
  • Adjustments to this schedule can be made for relocating families who do not reside in the Seattle area. Please contact Rebecca Butman if you need to arrange an alternative visit day.
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