Welcome to NSFS! For the 2018-2019 school year, we are enrolling students from preschool through grade 5.

Enrollment Process

1) Attend an Open House

We hold Open House events in November and January. If you are unable to attend one of the Open House events, please contact our office manager, Marie-Alice Chapeau, at office@northseattlefrenchschool.com.

Scheduled Open Houses:
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

View the Open House Flyer

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 are due January 31 for entrance the following school year. However, applications submitted after the deadline will be 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) Admission Letters

Admission letters for preschool and elementary school will be mailed in early March. Contracts must be signed by March 31 for September admission.

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 birth date. Students entering preschool in the fall must turn three by December 31 of the same year. Students entering kindergarten in the fall must turn five by December 31 of the same year, and so on for each subsequent grade.

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.

Key Admissions Dates

Application Deadline: January 31

Tuition Assistance Application Deadline: February 28

Admissions Letters Mailed: March 31

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

    Next one is on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m

  • 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 31, 2018