at a Glance


IFS is proud to be an independent and not-for-profit school. We will be seeking licensing and accreditation with the Department of Early Learning (DEL)  and in elementary/middle school, the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), the International School Studies Network (ISSN)  and The Friends Council on Education (FCE). 

Opening in fall, 2018 with a preschool (3s) class and pre-kindergarten (4s) class growing a grade a year through 8th grade. 

The first dual-language immersion Friends School joining a national network of some of the most prestigious independent schools committed to the social, moral, intellectual and emotional development of each member of its community. 

The first school in the greater Seattle area with a balanced year calendar that maximizes student growth and learning and minimizes summer learning loss.

The pre-school and pre-kindergarten are rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education.

Located on five acres of stunning campus just a few blocks from the 405 and the 520 in Bellevue, Washington.

There are two options for enrollment: school day from 8:15am - 3:30pm and full day from 8:15am-6:00pm for parents who need an extended program.