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.

Open Houses

Our Open Houses were held virtually this year. Both Middle School and Upper School Open House events were recorded. To view the recordings and the supplemental materials, including a companion booklet and videos, check out our Open House webpage.  

Get to Know NWS

In addition to our Fall Open Houses, there are plenty of ways to learn about NWS:

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

School Tours
We offer a few ways for you to tour our campus. We have a self-guided tour available on our website. You will be able to view videos from our faculty and learn more about our programs and facilities. We will also host virtual guided tours with Admissions Team members throughout the fall. Click the buttons below to register. 

Additionally, if COVID conditions permit, small, in-person parent/guardian tours of our campus will be available through December. In-person tours include a 45-minute walkthrough of our campus, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. In-person tours are limited to parents/guardians only. Proof of vaccination is required, and tours are limited to two people per household. 

*It is our sincere hope to hold tours on campus, but in the interest of keeping our school community safe and healthy, we reserve the right to change any in-person tour to a virtual tour if needed. If such an occasion occurs, we will give at least 24-hours' notice. 

Please click below to register. 


*Applied students have other opportunities to visit campus in person. For those events, please check Ravenna.

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. Check out the 2020-21 school year webinars below:

January 10, 2022 - 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. Register below.

Puget Sound Independent School Fairs
The Northwest School joins more than 30 Seattle-area schools at 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.

Visits and Family Information Sessions
A student visit is a required piece of the application process. When you submit a preliminary application on Ravenna, your student will be able to register for a student visit. Upper School visits will be held virtually with the option to come in for an in-person tour. Middle School applicants have the option to attend an in-person or virtual visit. Check Ravenna for registration details.