Thank you for your interest in North Seattle French School – Ecole Bilingue de Seattle.  A bilingual education is a wonderful opportunity to offer your child.

On this page, you will find information on the admission process. Your child’s bilingual education journey starts here!

Application Steps for the 2021-2022 school year:

Step 1 – Schedule a tour or attend an open house

The best way to get to know us and learn about what bilingual education looks like is to schedule a private virtual tour with our admission coordinator. Tours are held Tuesday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Schedule your tour now!

We also invite you to reserve your spot for in-person tours:

  • Thursday, February 18th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. : In-person family tours.

Visit the classrooms and discover your child’s future environment in-person. You will be asked to follow our safety protocols. Tours will be individual/ one family at-a-time and limited to 2 adults with the prospective students. Reserve your slot today!

Step 2 – Submit an Application – Deadline is March 5th, 2021

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. The application fee is payable via the PayPal link on the right.

Submit an application here!

Step 3 – Family Visit & Student Assessment

At this time, family visits are virtual. A family visit is an interview of about 45min on Zoom with the parents/guardians and the prospective student. The goals are to make sure North Seattle French School is the right fit for your family and for your child, and to get to know you better.

Student assessment depends on the grade your child is and your personal situation. For students entering Kindergarten, please have your preschool’s teacher or director to fill out a preschool evaluation form here.

Step 4 – Admissions Letters

Admissions letters for preschool and elementary will be emailed a few days after the family visit. A deposit equals to 10% of annual tuition is due to secure enrollment.

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

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 10% 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 March 5th, 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.


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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.