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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, 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.

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)
  • Teacher Evaluation Form
  • Cumulative schools records and reports (applicants for grades 1-5 only)
Tour & Student Visit (required)

Informational Tour

Beginning Tuesday, October 22nd, we offer tours on most Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:15am.  

To sign up for a tour, please visit  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: Pre-registration is required. We are unable to accommodate walk-in attendees. We have limited space on our tours, and reserve those spaces for prospective applicants eligible for entrance in the 2020-2021 school year. Registration for 2019 tour dates is now available in Ravenna.

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 Tuesday, March 3. Please note: applicants may be asked to visit on an alternate date if applications for a particular grade level exceed the number of prospective students we can accommodate on one visit date.
  • Kindergarten applicants will visit for 75 minutes on Saturday, February 8. Sessions will run at 9am and 11am. Sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • 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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