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Family! Here!

Come for a visit and see our community in action

We say it in every communication because it is real: We are family here. We believe in the power of a holistic educational experience. And we’re excited to get to know you: your interests, your ideas, and your family. We invite you to attend our information sessions and open houses to learn more about the SSB community.

A small, young  school like SSB has many opportunities to really get to know your family and your scholar personally. This means listening, truly understanding their needs and how best to serve those needs. 

Learn more about the many ways to discover Seattle School for Boys:


Begin at Ravenna, an application system for many independent and private schools. Ravenna will put us in touch with you and we’ll  schedule time for a conversation about what SSB can offer to your child and what you want for your child’s middle school education.

Or email us at We’ll get right back to you.

Attend an Open House!

The Ravenna process also allows you to sign up for upcoming events. Everyone is welcome!

You can also email us at and we’ll let you know what’s coming up.

A scheduled visit!

We look forward to you joining us on campus:

  • For the parent/guardian(s): talk with us about community life at SSB and see our classrooms
  • For the scholar: see how our scholars spend each day

Apply now!

The Ravenna Application System

SSB uses a platform that many independent and private schools also use called Ravenna. Your first step is to create an account and enter your information into that site. This will help you coordiate your application process with us as well as upcoming events.

Need help? Ask Pepi!

If you have any questions or need help with the application process at any time we’re happy to offer support. Email Pepi Gabor, Admissions Coordinator. We’ll get back to you right away.

2024 Admissions Timeline

At SSB we emphasize:

  • Community 
  • Families
  • Healthy values
  • Growing critical thinkers 
  • Providing a safe environment around social and emotional learning

Students who thrive here are willing to

  • Try new things
  • Engage in new methods of learning
  • Collaborate with others 
  • Be creative in their solutions 
  • Embrace problem based learning

Open Houses

August 23, 2023, Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:00

October 25, 2023,  Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:00

January 24, 2024, Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:00

April 24, 2024, Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:00

Fall student visits

November 2, 2023, Thursday, afternoon

November 7, 2023, Tuesday, morning

November 9, 2023,  Thursday, afternoon

November 14, 2023, Tuesday, morning

November 16, 2023, Thursday, afternoon

Admissions deadlines

Friday, October 17 Preliminary Application Due 

December 1, Sibling Application Due

Saturday, December 2, Student visit 

December 15, Sibling notification 

January 16, 2024, Financial Aid Talk

February 9, 2024, Financial Aid Timeline 

Upcoming events

We welcome you to visit with us and look forward to sharing our community with you.

Spring Fling Fun!

Spring Fling Fun!

Friday, April 28 • 6:00 PM

Join us for a celebration of SSB and Spring, meet the community and explore our fun auction items!

Community Conversations

Community Conversations

First Wednesday of each month • 6:00 PM

Open house

Open house

wednesday, AUGUST 23, 2023 • 5:15 - 6:00 PM

Visit us

Visit us

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tuition information

Core to the mission of Seattle School for Boys is the accessibility of our programs to a diverse range of students, regardless of family income level. With that in mind, we have structured SSB’s tuition in tiers ranging from full tuition to 5% of tuition. Tiers are assigned to students based on the review of a family’s financial data by SSS, a service provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to help schools make informed decisions regarding tuition fees. The goal is to assign a tuition level that is within reach for each family, thus ensuring equitable access to our programs.

2023-24 tiered tuition:

Tier I: $26,000—Full tuition

Tier II: $19,500—75% of full tuition

Tier III: $13,000—50% of full tuition

Tier IV: $6,500—25% of full tuition

Tier V: $5,200—20% of full tuition

Applying for tiered tuition

In order to create a foundation of understanding for dialogue with the school, families requesting Tier II through Tier V are required to submit salary and asset information (the “Parent Financial Statement”) via SSS. Families requesting Tiers II through V must also submit complete income tax returns (including schedules) for each of the past two years. Families requesting Tier I are not required to submit any financial information.

The Tier Committee assigns Tiers within the school’s budget. They then make a determination of what a family’s tier will be, taking into account the Parent Financial Statement, the related NAIS report and the family’s tax returns, other financial and personal information, and any special circumstances that may be brought to its attention. 

Notification of Tier Level

If your child is accepted into Seattle School for Boys, the admissions office will send you written notification of acceptance and of the Tier level determination. For more information about Financial Aid in independent schools visit the NWAIS website.

About our Close-the-Gap Program

The fully-funded cost of education for one student at SSB is $29,200 for the 2023-2024 school year. “Closing the Gap” tuition, Annual Fund contributions, and monies raised at fundraising events provide the necessary resources to make the Seattle School for Boys experience accessible to a community of students and families from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Any family may opt to pay the full Closing the Gap tuition rate; the $3,200 additional Closing the Gap amount will qualify as a tax-deductible donation.

Please contact us for more information.

school hours

M-F: 8am - 3:30pm


2100 E Spruce Street, Seattle WA 98122



SSB NONdiscrimination 

SSB uses the word “boys” to include any child who identifies as or who has been socialized as a boy.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or family composition in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. We admit students who identify as boys from any race, national or ethnic origin, or family composition to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Seattle School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual identity, marital status, gender identity, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.