Listing of Washington boarding schools - Boarding school directory for the State of Washington – alternative boarding schools and military schools.
  • Annie Wright Schools

    Tacoma, WA

    Set in a city known as Tacoma, Annie Wright Schools is a private boarding school in Washington. There are 46 private schools, including this…

    438 Students
    68 Teachers
  • Master’s Ranch – West

    Prescott, WA

    Master’s Ranch - West is a Christian Military School and Ranch for boys, age 9-17, who are struggling.Master's Ranch - West is a structured,…

    4 - 12
  • Spring Street International School

    Friday Harbor, WA

    Spring Street is a multicultural, independent, day and boarding school that provides students with a stimulating learning environment in a safe, rural setting. Students…

    6 - 12
    120 Students
    20 Teachers
  • The Northwest School

    Seattle, WA

    The Northwest School is a mixed private school catering to Middle and Senior School students between 6 and 12 grades. Located in the city…

    6 - 12
    474 Students
    68 Teachers

What's Up in Washington

When considering a boarding school for your child, it is important to consider the social milieu into which you are putting them.

Washington State holds on to its old western traditions like, admiration for the outdoors, innovative entrepreneurialism, and a deliberate disassociation from the cultural institutions of the East Coast.

Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised the find that there are not too many boarding schools in Washington State, but don’t fret!

The few boarding schools that are available are top notch educational institutions offering elite level education and the self-growth that boarding schools are uniquely adapted to provide.

Washington State is blessed with uncommon beauty that attracts a diverse group of people – from adventure seekers to billionaires seeking solitude.

Washington’s economy is based on traditional industry like fishing and shipping to technology and business (think Microsoft and Starbucks). Washington’s two boarding schools reflect this diversity of environment and culture. The Annie Wright Schools are a bastion of traditional Episcopalian education and the Northwest School offers a rigorous yet progressive education.

Washington attracts many foreigners and American families of wealth and prestige who expect top tier educators as well as the diversity common to Washington. You should expect the teachers and student bodies of both these excellent schools to reflect these standards. Bear in mind that the Annie Wright Schools are coed from Kindergarten through 8th grade but girls only from 9th through 12th grades. The Northwest school is coed and serves grades 6 through 12.

The Annie Wright Schools charge a competitive tuition ($51,500 full/$24,500day) for a school that offers a prestigious international bacherlorette and boasts a 100% matriculation rate. It also offers a highly competitive sports program as well as a full range of arts and music. The school is Episcopalian but it is open to students of all faiths. The Northwest School was founded in 1980 and resides in a nice Seattle neighborhood. Its motto “Courtesy and Common Sense” are built into its curriculum and daily life to help build inquisitive and independent leaders of the future. They offer a rigorous humanities program as well as a full range of arts and music. The Northwest School has a robust sports program that offers quirkier sports like ultimate frisbee and curling alongside more traditional sports. Its tuition ($48,185 full/$32,680 day) is somewhat more affordable (for full admission) and places your child with a diverse group of future leaders and entrepreneurs.