Admissions

If you're interested in applying for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact our Admissions Director at Admissions@bellevuediscovery.org

2021-2022 Preschool Admissions

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES:

 

We invite you to register for a Virtual Open House/Program Overview to learn about Bellevue Discovery Preschool. You will have a chance to talk with our Business & Admissions Director and Early Childhood Education Director.

A link to join the virtual event will be emailed to registered attendees before the event.

Click on the date to register for an Open House:

 

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

November 17, 2020                                              February 3, 2021

December 9, 2020                                                 February 9, 2021

January 11, 2021                                                    February 22, 2021

January 21, 2021

90% of our alumni children have moved on to gifted programs

Children applying to Bellevue Discovery are considered for admission based on their potential for success in our program. The admissions policy reflects our non-profit organization’s commitment to challenging and nurturing young

highly capable children through inquiry-based learning.

In making our admissions decisions, we give consideration for:

               

  • High intellectual ability

  • Creativity, advanced language skills and independent thinking

  • Gender balance, a healthy mix of personalities and cultural diversity

  • Social and emotional development

  • A match between a family’s goals and our educational philosophy

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Admissions Process

A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET INCLUDES:

  • Preschool Application (see PDF below)

  • $100 non-refundable application fee

  • Teacher Questionnaire (see PDF below), mailed to Bellevue Discovery by your child’s current preschool teacher.  If the teacher will not complete the questionnaire, you may give us a copy of your child’s most recent preschool progress report.  If your child has not yet attended preschool you may ask an activity class teacher or child care worker to complete the questionnaire – ideally  someone who has worked with your child in a group setting.  Please give your child’s teacher a stamped envelope, addressed to Bellevue Discovery.

 

Mailing Address for Bellevue Discovery:

15600 NE 8th Street, Ste. B1-747, Bellevue, WA 98008      

Application Deadline: February 25, 2021    

BEFORE YOU GO FURTHER

The fact that we come highly recommended by alumni families, local IQ testers and the admissions directors at local independent gifted schools may not mean we are the right fit for your child or your family’s educational philosophy. Choosing a preschool for your child is a family decision that weighs many factors. Here are two factors to consider:  Bellevue Discovery’s curriculum focuses on creativity more than traditional academics. Our children are highly capable, learn at an advanced level, and are prepared for kindergarten at the gifted and independent schools they move on to.  However, if your family is committed to a traditional skills-based learning environment we will not be able to meet your goals.

 

Bellevue Discovery has a low teacher-child ratio (1:4), but we are not the right placement for a child who needs a more structured or therapeutic environment due to social or behavioral needs. If your child struggles with responding appropriately to adults to the degree that it would impact the learning of the other children in our classroom, we ask that you talk about your child’s needs with our Admissions Director before applying.  We are able to make many accommodations at Bellevue Discovery, and we foster divergent thinking and self-directed learning in our children.  However, on extremely rare occasions we have had to make the difficult decision to withdraw a child from our program due to the child’s social, emotional or behavioral needs.

If you have questions about our admissions process, please contact our Admissions Director, Bhavya Srivastava, at

bhavya@BellevueDiscovery.org.

We Celebrate Diversity!

Bellevue Discovery does not discriminate on the basis of

ethnic background, family composition, gender or gender identity, nationality, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or

other legally protected status in admission of qualified students, administration of educational programs, hiring and employment.

We believe diversity enriches learning and therefore seek to

promote and celebrate diversity at Bellevue Discovery.

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Mailing Address

15600 NE 8th Street, Ste. B1-747, Bellevue, WA 98008

Physical Address

15749 NE 4th Street, Bellevue

2 blocks from Crossroads Mall

Contact Us:

(425) 223-5193

Admissions@BellevueDiscovery.org 

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