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

This year, our Open Houses were held virtually. If you weren’t able to attend, all materials are available on our website. This includes the recorded synchronous Open House sessions, digital companion booklets, and videos featuring our Assistant Head of School, Division Directors, alums, and performances from our art department. Visit our Virtual Open House webpage to explore this virtual event.

Get to Know NWS

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

Follow Us on Social Media
Get a daily look at what is happening in the school by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

School Tours
Optional virtual tours of our campus are available. This is a self-guided tour. Along the way, you will be able to view videos from our faculty and learn more about our programs and facilities. To start the virtual tour, use this link.

NWS In Your Living Room Webinar Series
Join us this fall for a webinar series for parents and guardians to meet with members of our faculty, ask questions, and further explore the type of fit NWS is for your student. Each webinar will focus on specific aspects of our program. Recordings will be added to our website for you to watch if you cannot make the webinar time. Click the button below to see the webinars available and to sign up.

January 11, 2021 - Financial Aid Information Evening
This is an informational evening for new families to learn more about the financial aid application process. It is not required, but some families do find it helpful. Specific questions about individual situations should still be handled privately with the Director of Financial Aid, but general information about how aid is calculated will be handled this evening.


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). Please check back for more information.

Puget Sound Independent School Fairs
The Northwest School joins more than 30 Seattle-area schools at three independent school information fairs presented by Puget Sound Independent Schools. These are excellent opportunities to learn about multiple educational options in one location. Please check back later for these dates.

Applicant Visits and Family Information Sessions
A virtual student visit is a required piece of the application process. 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.