at a Glance


IFS is proud to be an independent and not-for-profit school. We are accredited with the Department of Early Learning (DEL)  and as we grow the elementary/middle school,  we will work to be a Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) school.  

We opened in fall, 2018 with a pre-school and pre-kindergarten class and we will grow a grade a year until 8th grade.  Fall, 2020 we will add kindergarten.


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.

An early childhood education center rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

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 8:30am - 3:30pm and full day from 8:30am-6:00pm for parents who need an extended program.