Enrollment Process

1) Attend an Open House

We invite you to join us at one of our Open House events! Come learn about North Seattle French School from our faculty, board members and current parents. We hold Open Houses in November and January. If you would like more information about the school or a tour after the Open House dates have passed, please contact our office manager at office@northseattlefrenchschool.com.

View our Open House Flyer (pdf)

2) Submit an Application

Once you have visited and/or attended an open house, please submit an application form with a non-refundable $80 application fee (via PayPal or a mailed personal check). Applications received after March 31 are welcome and are considered on a space-available basis.

3) Family School Visit

Once we receive your child’s application and application fee, we will contact you to schedule a Family Visit. During this visit, your child will spend a few hours in the appropriate classroom, while parents/guardians meet with a representative from our admissions team to learn more about our school environment and community.

4) Admissions Letters

Admissions letters will be mailed March 2019.

Admissions FAQ

How old does my child need to be to start school?

North Seattle French School follows the French system to determine grade level according to date of birth. To start school, students must reach the following minimum age requirements by December 31 of the same year:

Preschool: 3 years old
Kindergarten: 5 years old
1st Grade: 6 years old
and so on for each subsequent grade.

For example, a child turning 5 in October 2018 is eligible to start kindergarten in September 2018.

Does my child need to be toilet-trained prior to starting preschool?


Do you have a policy for siblings of current students?

Yes. Siblings of current students receive a 5% tuition discount and have admissions priority. Siblings are not automatically accepted; all applicants must complete the full admissions process.

When should my family start the admissions process?

Generally, it’s a good idea to start looking at schools in the fall for the following school year. Our application deadline is January 31. However, we can sometimes accept students mid-year.

Application Fee


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Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of North Seattle French School to admit students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

  • Attend an Open House

    November 13, 2018, 6:00 pm & January 12, 2019,10:30 am

  • Submit your Application

    Best to submit online and pay $80 admissions fee

  • Family School Visit

    We will contact you to schedule once we receive your application

  • Admission Letters

    Will be mailed March 2019.