Admissions Events

You are invited to join us for a variety of events as you get to know The Northwest School through the admissions season. We offer a menu of event types, times, and locations so that you may participate in the type and number of events that works best for you. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Outside the United States? Check out our International Events & Preview Tours.

Fall Open House

Sun. 10/30, 12:00-2:00 pm: Upper School Open House

Sun. 11/06, 12:00-2:00 pm: Middle School Open House

Bring your questions and interests and explore our buildings and community as you hear from administrators, talk with teachers, see performances, and meet current parents and students. No RSVP required, but please register through your Ravenna account for event reminders and additional information. We look forward to seeing you!

Get to Know NWS

In addition to our Fall Open House, there are lots of ways to learn about NWS:

School Tours
We offer regular small group tours as an opportunity to visit classrooms and discuss curriculum and programs with our admissions team. Tour registration will open September 1, on Ravenna. Please log in and "explore" or "apply" to The Northwest School to register!


NWS In Your Neighborhood
Evening and weekend discussions will be offered at various neighborhood libraries in the fall to parents and guardians to meet with our Admissions Director and faculty, ask questions, and further explore the type of fit NWS is for your student.

  • Douglass-Truth Library, Oct. 20, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Columbia Library, Oct. 27, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Ballard Library, Nov. 2, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Queen Anne Library, Nov. 8, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Southwest Library, Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Broadview Library, Nov. 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

Please create an account on Ravenna to register for an event.

These events are not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library.


Parent Coffees
Meet with current NWS parents over coffee to learn about why they chose The Northwest School and what the experience has been like for their child(ren). Various events around the Seattle area starting in October. Please contact nwsparentcoffees@gmail.com to get connected to a parent near you.


Puget Sound Independent School Fairs
The Northwest School joins about 30 Seattle-area schools at three independent school information fairs presented by Puget Sound Independent Schools. An excellent opportunity to learn about multiple educational options in one location.

  • Seattle Independent School Fair, Northgate Community Center, Oct. 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Independent School Fair for People of Color, Rainier Community Center, Oct. 26, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Eastside Independent School Fair, Chinook Middle School (Bellevue), Nov. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm

No RSVP required.


Applicant Visits and Family Information Sessions
A campus visit is a required step in applying to The Northwest School. When you submit a preliminary application on Ravenna, your student will be scheduled for their visit, and you will receive information about attending optional applicant family information sessions. Applicants will experience a sampling of classes during their visit and do a writing exercise. Family members will hear from the Middle or Upper School Division Director and a panel of current students. Additional visit and tour opportunities will also be offered to accepted students after decisions are sent.