Interested to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year? We are now accepting new students on a space available basis.

A bilingual education is a wonderful opportunity to offer your child. Take a look through our website, browse the FAQ section, and be in touch!

Application Steps:

1) Tour the school or chat with a faculty member

Open House Flyer

While our campus is currently closed, we continue to offer online chats in conjunction with a virtual tour presentation. An NSFS staff member is available to answer your questions about our school and our programs Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am. To schedule a video chat and virtual tour with our admissions team, please contact us.


Follow our Instagram account and our Facebook page to connect with our community and witness our teachers and students in action.

2) Submit an Application

Once you have visited, attended an open house, or chatted with our admissions team, please submit an application form with a non-refundable $80 application fee. While not required, submitting a preschool evaluation with your application will provide us with more information about the student. The application fee is payable via the PayPal link on the right. We now have passed the deadline for the 2020-2021 school year. However, applications are welcome and will be considered on a space-available basis.

3) Family Visit

Once we receive your child’s application and application fee, we will contact you to schedule an interview with parents or guardians. At this time, family visits are also being conducted via video chat. A representative from our admissions team will have a few questions to help us get to know your family and the prospective student.

4) Admissions Letters

Admissions letters for preschool and elementary will be emailed a few days after the family visit.

Admissions FAQ

Does my child need to know French to attend North Seattle French School?

For students entering preschool and kindergarten, NO French is required. Beginning in 1st grade, some command of French is necessary. Non-native speakers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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 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, students who turn 5 in November may start kindergarten in September.

Please note: All children must be fully potty-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?

It’s a good idea to start looking at schools in the fall for the following school year. Our application deadline is January 31, but if space is available, we also accept students mid-year.

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.


Admissions Tools

Application Fee


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  • 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.