Applying to The Bridge School

Please send all materials to our mailing address:
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 regarding 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 Core Academic Program, a child must have reached five years of age by August 31st of the year of enrollment.

Contact for all scheduling needs.

New Student Application Procedure

Strongly Recommended:

  1. Attend an Open House – December 8, 2018 and January 26, 2019, 10am–Noon; prospective students welcome to attend

Required Steps:

  1. Read the The Bridge School – Letter to Prospective Families
  2. Complete the Parent Inquiry Form to be added to our prospective parent list.
  3. Schedule to attend a Prospective Parent Observation
  4. Submit complete application (Note: we are not yet accepting new applications for the 2019-2020 school year)

Once we receive the complete application, we will contact you to schedule a student visit or playdate

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 community and we welcome home schooling students to join us.  Applications are accepted until the first workshop of the session meets.  We welcome all who would like to participate!

For full descriptions: Creative Enrichment Course Descriptions – 2018-2019

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

Application Procedure for 2018-2019

Return the following to The Bridge School, P.O. Box 48074, Burien, WA 98148.  Fees may be paid by check or invoiced electronically. 

  1. Creative Enrichment Enrollment Application 2018-2019
  2. $25 Creative Workshop Application Fee
  3. Tuition for Workshops
  4. Sibling Scholarships available for younger siblings.


2018-2019 Tuition Amounts

2019-2020 Tuition Amounts Coming soon

Core Academic Program, Monday-Thursday, 8:30am – 1pm

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Registration Fee: $400
  • Annual Tuition: $4640

Core Academic Program, Monday-Thursday, 8:30am – 3pm

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Registration Fee: $400
  • Annual Tuition: $5460

Creative Enrichment Program (Fridays)

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Tuition Varies: $200-$500 per workshop

Cedar Play School (Fridays)

  • Application Fee: $25
  • Annual Tuition: $1000


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.  Awards are made in the spring for the following school year.

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.


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.

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 complete the Exchange Rate Tuition Application.

Exchange Rate Tuition – Application Form


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 the FINANCIAL AID REQUEST FORM to apply.