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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 most importantly, connect with our passionate educators, school leaders, and families through a variety of events hosted each admission season.

Finding the best match – of 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

Please note: our application deadline for Fall 2020 enrollment has passed. Please direct all late inquiries to our admissions office before beginning an online application. We are processing applications for specific grade levels with openings, and are accepting waitpool inquiries for all other grade levels.

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 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)
Information Session, P/G Chat & Student Visit (required)

Virtual Information Session (required)

Unfortunately, we are unable to host visitors on campus this Fall due to public health guidelines and recommendations. In lieu of campus tours, we will be holding virtual information sessions on a weekly basis beginning the week of October 12th. These sessions will include a virtual overview of our campus, discussion of program and community highlights, and will provide an opportunity for Q&A with school leaders.

To sign up for a session, 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 an information session and to view our application process.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. We have limited space in our sessions, and reserve those spaces for prospective applicants eligible for entrance in the 2021-2022 school year. Registration is now live in Ravenna.

Virtual Parent/Guardian Chat (required)

Upon submission of your Parent/Guardian Statement and Meridian Application Acknowledgement Form, our office will reach out to you to schedule a 20 minute Zoom conversation to learn more about your child and family!

Student Visit (required)

Student visit sessions will occur in February. More details will be posted in Ravenna in December.

  • Kindergarten applicants will be asked to join a 30-minute virtual story time on Saturday, February 6th and to submit a prerecorded video.
  • Grades 1-5 applicants will join virtual learning activities the week of February 22. Each grade level will be assigned one date during the week.
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