Application Process

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 the Seattle area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications.  Through Ravenna, you will be able to manage your applications online.  With the exception of the Meridian supplemental application, all of these documents are common forms that are shared among multiple schools.  This means that you will only need to complete these common forms once and then electronically submit them to the schools that utilize Ravenna. Please note: we require a parent/guardian statement, Meridian supplemental application, and teacher evaluation for all applicants. Applicants for grades 1-5 are also required to submit all schools records. While we do not require IQ testing as a part of our application process, we appreciate when families submit Wechsler or WISC results if they were completed as a part of the application process for another school. If your child has an educational evaluation, or reports from specialists or therapists, we require that these documents be submitted as a part of The Meridian Supplemental Application.  Applications for the 2017-2018 admissions season will be available beginning in August.

Informational Tour (required)

October-January

Beginning Tuesday, October 10th, we offer tours Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:15AM. 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, follow the instructions below to sign-up for a tour. Our final tour is Tuesday, January 9th.  Sign-up for informational tours will be available in August.

  • You must click “explore” on our school’s profile page to sign-up for a tour, and you must select “apply” to view our application process. Signing up for a tour does not mean that you are required to complete the 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.

Open House (optional)Parent Coffees (optional)Parent Visit Morning (optional)Student Visit (required)

The Meridian School does not discriminate in all aspects of employment and admissions because of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race/color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, veteran or marital status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.