Bellevue Discovery welcomes all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, cultures, family structures, orientations, linguistic backgrounds, and body types.

Over 90% of our alumni advance to gifted kindergarten programs.


We consider applicants based on their potential for success at Bellevue Discovery. Our admissions process reflects our non-profit organization’s commitment to serve gifted children, their families, and our community. Our preschoolers are highly capable and well-prepared for kindergarten.

Bellevue Discovery carefully considers:

  • Giftedness: high intellectual ability, original thought, curiosity, and creativity
  • Social and emotional development
  • Cultural diversity
  • Gender balance
  • Family goals aligned with our educational philosophy

Important notes for prospective families:

  • We do NOT offer a traditional classroom environment. Instead, we are innovative, unconventional, and progressive! We specialize in gifted education and project-based learning
  • We can NOT enroll students whose social/behavioral needs require one-to-one attention, specialized instruction, or therapy (ex. children on the autism spectrum). Despite our 1:4 teacher-student ratio, our resources preclude such interventions and treatments. We specialize in gifted education and project-based learning



Tuition for the 2018-2019 was determined by our Board of Trustees in January 2018. The annual tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $14, 800. This is for the 4-day Preschool program. We have an additional 1-day Jr Kindergarten program for our enrolled 4 and 5 year old children. The 2018-2019 tuition for this additional program is $3,360.


Important Dates

2018-2019 School Year

Accepting Applications:


Application Deadline:

  • January 25, 2018

Child Visit:

  • February 9, 2018

Admission notifications:

  • February 15, 2018

Enrollment contracts and deposits due:

  • February 27, 2018

Once Admissions is closed, we will contact all applicants to schedule your Child Visit time.

Open Houses PM

Open House events provide the same information, speaking with the same staff and the same chance to see the classrooms as our Parent Tours, but they are an evening event, so the students and teachers will not be present. Please note that this is an Adults only event.

 Please follow the link below to register on one of the following dates. If you have any questions please email:

December 7, 2017
January 22, 2018

Parent Visits AM

Enjoy a tour of Bellevue Discovery,  experience our preschool activities, see our wonderful teachers interacting with our students, then  chat with our Head of School and Staff. Please note that this is an Adults only event and has limited numbers available for each tour.

Please follow the link below to register on one of the following dates. If you have any questions please email:

November 7, 2017
November 14, 2017
November 28, 2017
December 5, 2017
December 12, 2017
January 9, 2018
January 16, 2018
January 23, 2018
January 30, 2018


Applications are now open with the final applications due on Thursday January 25th 2018. 

A complete application includes:

  • A Parent Tour or Open House attendance
  • $100 non-refundable application fee – online
  • Registration form – online
  • A parent questionnaire – online
  • Teacher Questionnaire, mailed to Bellevue Discovery by your child’s current preschool teacher. (Download PDF – 2018-2019 Teachers Questionnaire)
    • If your child has not yet attended preschool you may ask an activity class teacher, nanny or child care worker to complete the questionnaire – ideally someone who has seen your child in a group setting.
    • Please give your child’s teacher or caregiver a stamped, addressed envelope along with the Teacher Questionnaire.
  • Child Visit Day – Kiddos spend time at Bellevue Discovery to play and enjoy a story. Our teachers have an opportunity to greet, observe, and interact with every child.


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