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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, follow our Facebook page and Instagram, and most importantly, connect with our passionate educators, school leaders, and families through a variety of events hosted each admissions season.

Finding the best match—for school, child, and family—takes time and trust. Our goal is to understand your hopes and expectations for your child’s education and to share our mission and program with you. Throughout the process, we look for families whose values align with our community.

At Meridian, we are:

  • Guided by a belief in the power of a wide range of human potential. We approach each child’s learning flexibly and responsively.
  • Committed to social justice as a human value. We are recognized leaders in creating a school culture of equity and inclusion.
  • Inspired by the science and art of teaching and learning. Meridian creates a learning environment community for both students and adults.
  • Dedicated to the importance of connection; we foster a vibrant, diverse community with shared values.
  • Located in the historic Good Shepherd Center in Meridian Park. We foster community relationships, neighborhood engagement, and place-based experiential learning.

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 the web-based application Ravenna to manage admissions forms and event registration. With the exception of a few school-specific questions, 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 (which includes common questions and Meridian-specific questions)
  • Meridian Application Acknowledgement Form
  • Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Cumulative schools records and reports (applicants for grades 1–5 only)
Experience Meridian

Experience Meridian: Information Session (REQUIRED)
Weekly Information Sessions (October-January) will be hosted on Zoom and will include a general overview of our academic program, approach to learning, equity and inclusion initiatives, and community highlights. We will provide an opportunity for Q&A with school leaders and parent ambassadors. Register Today!

In-Person Campus Tour (OPTIONAL)
For applicant families who have attended an Experience Meridian: Information Session. These tours will be small groups, adults only, and on the weekend. Proof of vaccination (or negative COVID test within 24 hours of tour) required.

Parent/Guardian Conversations (REQUIRED)
We look forward to getting to know each of our applicant families.  Families schedule thirty minute conversations with the Director of Admissions once they submit an application.

 

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