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Applying to The Bridge School

Mailing Address for All Application Materials
The Bridge School
P.O. Box 48074
Burien, WA 98148

Core Academic Program

We are honored that you are exploring The Bridge School as a potential educational program for your child and family. The decision about how to best support your child’s education is among the most important a parent can make and we hope learning more about us through our website, classroom observation and Open House will help you decide whether our program is the right fit for you.

The Bridge School serves children ages 5-11 and we use age-based designations for our classes rather than grades. However, this translates loosely into serving Kindergarten through 6th Grade students. To enroll in The Bridge School, a child must have reached five years of age by August 31st of the year of enrollment.

New Student Application Procedure

Contact membership@bridgeschoolcoop.org for all scheduling needs.

  1. Read the Letter to Prospective Families
  2. Attend Open House – January 26 6, 10am–Noon; prospective students welcome to attend
  3. Schedule to attend a Prospective Parent Observation Day on Nov 13, Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 19, Apr 16 or May 14.
  4. Schedule Student Visit
    • Applicants Age 5 (or entering from preschool)
      • Schedule to attend Student Play Day Visit on February 10, 10-11am
    • Applicants Age 6 and older
      • Schedule to attend Student School Visit
  5. Return the following items by March 5:

Creative Enrichment Workshops & Cedar Play School

Creative Enrichment Workshops and Cedar Play School are held on Fridays throughout the school year.  These programs are open to the students whether or not they are registered in our Core Academic Program.  Applications will be accepted (based on room available) up to the first workshop of the session.  We welcome all who would like to participate!

We encourage those interested in Cedar Play School to schedule a short visit before applying.

Application Procedure

  1. Return the following:

2017-2018 Tuition Amounts

(2018-2019 Tuition Amounts Coming Soon)

Core Academic Program, Monday-Thursday, Part Day (students age 5/entering from preschool only)

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Registration Fee: $400
  • Annual Tuition: $4420

Core Academic Program, Monday-Thursday, Full Day

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Registration Fee: $400
  • Annual Tuition: $5200

Creative Enrichment Program (Fridays)

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Tuition Varies: $190-$480 per workshop

Cedar Play School (Fridays)

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Annual Tuition: $900

Financial Aid for Core Academic Program

The Bridge School strives to remain accessible to all families regardless of make-up, work schedules or life situations while maintaining our commitment to a cooperative model. In an effort to recognize and value each family’s time, talents and financial ability, we offer several tuition and financial assistance options.

At this time, the financial assistance programs below are limited to students enrolled in the Core Academic Program. However, depending on student needs, we may have additional Scholarship Funds available and we encourage you to inquire at any time regarding possible tuition assistance for other programs.

Yeargin Scholarships: Need-Based

The Yeargin Scholarship Fund offers a limited number of scholarships for families with demonstrated financial need. Yeargin Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 50% of Core Academic tuition. Please complete Financial Aid Request Form and online Parent Financial Statement to apply.

Temporary Scholarship: Need Based

We have a limited amount of financial aid funds reserved for families experiencing unexpected emergencies during the school year.  Scholarships are awarded for up to two months and cover up to 50% of Core Academic tuition.

Sibling Scholarships

Additional siblings enrolled in the Core Academic Program at The Bridge School are eligible for a 25% reduction in the standard tuition rate. Please complete Financial Aid Request Form to apply.

Exchange Tuition Rate – Reduced Work Hours

A limited number of Exchange Tuition Rates are available to accommodate families with restricted availability to fulfill required work hours for the school. Families pay 25% increase in Core Academic Tuition in exchange for reduced work hours. Please include the Exchange Rate Tuition – Application Form with your application if interested.

Sibling Scholarships Available for Other Bridge School Programs

Younger siblings enrolled concurrently in all other Bridge School Programs are eligible for a 10% reduction in tuition. Please complete Financial Aid Request Form to apply.