Admissions

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.

Admissions

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

Applications

Important Dates


2018-2019 School Year

Application Deadline: 

  • January 25, 2018

Child Visit:

  • February 9, 2018

Admission notifications:

  • February 15, 2018

Enrollment contracts and deposits due:

  • February 27, 2018

Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to schedule a Play Date and Child Visit.

Open Houses 7-8 PM

Enjoy an evening tour of Bellevue Discovery, and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with our Head of School. Please note that this is an Adults only event.

Please email registration@bellevuediscovery.org to join us on one of the following dates.

December 7, 2017
January 22, 2018

Parent Visits 9:45-11 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 email registration@bellevuediscovery.org to join us on one of the following dates.

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

APPLICATIONS

Completed applications are due by Thursday January 25th 2018.

A complete application packet includes:

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Registration form
  • A parent questionnaire
  • Teacher Questionnaire, mailed to Bellevue Discovery by your child’s current preschool teacher.
    • 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.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline (for the 2018-2019 schoolyear): January 25, 2018
  • Child Visit: February 9, 2018
  • Admission notifications: Tuesday, February 15, 2018
  • Enrollment contracts and deposits due*: February 27, 2018

We begin processing applications the first week of September.
*Nonrefundable deposit: 1/10 of annual tuition; NOT an additional fee
Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to schedule a Play Date and Child Visit.

Play Date


Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Playtime for children to experience Bellevue Discovery ahead of the Child Visit
  • Children and parents/designated caregivers only (due to licensing regulations)
  • Optional; It will NOT impact your application
  • Our goal: All children enjoy their visit

Child Visit


Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Playtime, group time, and a simple project
  • 45-minute outing
  • Children and parents/designated caregivers only (due to licensing regulations)
  • Focus on children’s participation with limited parental involvement
  • Our goal: All children enjoy their visit

Every year, we have more qualified applicants than openings. Click here for information on our Wait List.

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