Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in Bertschi School. We’re here to help you every step of the way, from exploring our school and curriculum through any questions about whether Bertschi School is the right fit for your child.


How to Apply

Required:

Complete application, event information, and event sign ups can be found on the Ravenna website. The application deadline is January 13, 2022.

  • Complete Preliminary Application and application fee (or waiver code) via Ravenna by January 13, 2022.
  • Sign Up for & Attend Parent/Guardian Tour by January 13, 2022.
  • Submit Parent/Guardian Statement by January 13, 2022.
  • Sign Up for Parent/Guardian Conversation via Zoom.
  • Delegate Teacher Evaluation Forms to two current teachers via Ravenna, to be submitted prior to the Applicant Visit.
  • Submit Request for Records to Current School (applicants to grades 1-5 only) to be received by Bertschi before Applicant Visit.
  • Sign Up for & Complete Applicant Visit in January or February 2022.

Optional:

  • Submit Financial Aid Application via the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) system by February 3, 2022. Learn more about financial aid>>
  • Attend Open House (see events below)
  • Attend Reception for Families of Color (see events below)

Please note: testing is not required.


Please note: all eligible children must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the 2022-23 school year unless they have a documented medical or religious exemption.

On December 15, 2021, school leadership announced a vaccine requirement for all current eligible students by February 21, 2022. This decision was made primarily in response to the overall status of the pandemic, the proven safety of the vaccines, and evidence that vaccination is the most effective mitigation strategy currently available to us. In addition, the emergence of the Omicron and other possible variants is a reason to do everything we can to protect our school community as well as our wider local community. Many of our peer schools have made this same decision.

Exemptions will be considered through individual appointments with the head of school. If your student will be under age five for the start of the school year, the expectation is that you will schedule their first dose appointment at your earliest convenience after their fifth birthday.


Admission Events

Join us!

Parent/Guardian Tours (virtual and in-person)

  • Weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays (October - January)

Reception for Families of Color (virtual)

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 6:00-7:00 PM

Open House (in-person, outdoors)

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 | Timed entry 12:30-4:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 | 1:00-2:30 PM

Bertschi will present at these Puget Sound Independent School (PSIS) Virtual Fairs:

  • Monday, November 8, 2021 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday January 5, 2022 | 6:00-7:30 PM

Who are we looking for?


Tuition & Payment Options

Tuition (2022-23 school year): $33,930 (pre-K through 5th grade)

Extended Day: $5,135 for entire school year (K-5)/$4,200 (pre-K only), or drop-in rate of $35 per day (all grades)

The only additional costs families may incur are one-on-one Learning Services support and optional after-school clubs.

A 10% tuition deposit is due with a signed enrollment contract on March 25, 2022. After deposit, Bertschi School offers three options for paying tuition balance:

  • One payment: total tuition balance due by June 20, 2022
  • Three payments: payments due May 20, August 20, and November 20, 2022
  • Nine payments: payments due on the 20th of each month, April-December 2022

Come take a look inside our campus!

In this interactive virtual tour of our school, you can hear from our teachers and get a peek inside our buildings, classrooms, and our play spaces.

Click the play button to begin!