Bertschi School

Bertschi School is an independent school located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Bertschi has served a diverse community of learners for more than 40 years.

In 1975, Brigitte Bertschi opened the doors to Bertschi School with the vision of a supportive and inclusive environment where children truly delight in the challenges and rewards of learning. For nearly four decades, Bertschi has offered an education that successfully intertwines the intellectual, emotional, and social development of a child. The school achieves this balance by weaving together discovery and challenge, individual attention and community experience, artistic expression and scientific inquiry, enthusiastic play and quiet reflection. As a result, Bertschi students are joyful learners supported by a nurturing community.

Today, Bertschi enrolls more than 240 students in grades pre-kindergarten through five, on a campus that now spans the length of an entire city block. With the recent addition of the Science Wing, the
school boasts both a LEED Gold certified Bertschi Center and a Living Building, which both offer a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability while also living it.

It's Blue Friday, and at Bertschi - we LOVE the Seattle Seahawks! Here's our Assistant Head of School, Teri Dyer Barnett with our big fans! #bluefriday #weare12 #Twelfie #GoHawks #iloveBertschi

[01/06/17]   It's Blue Friday, and at Bertschi - we LOVE the Seattle Seahawks! Here's our Assistant Head of School, Teri Dyer Barnett with our big fans! #bluefriday #weare12 #Twelfie #GoHawks #iloveBertschi (pictures in comments)

Redshirting: Should You or Shouldn't You? - ParentMap

This is a fabulous summary of the questions asked by parents of kids with those pesky summer birthdays. Anoo Padte knows the Seattle school scene inside and out. At Bertschi, it's all about readiness, and we partner with prospective parents to decide when it's the time time as well as if we're the right school. When it comes to kindergarten, many families wonder whether to hold kids back a year or start early. Should you redshirt?

Have a great winter break! We can't wait to see you in the new year

Dept. of Energy kicks off net-zero energy program for educational sector

Bertschi has a mention in this article about net-zero energy in schools! School infrastructure is poised to take the next step in sustainable design and construction.

More magnetic poetry - from Zoe, an alum of Bertschi, and Finn in Kindergarten!

[12/09/16]   Bertschi School is closed today, Friday the 9th, due to snow.

Stay warm and safe and see you soon.

Videos (show all)

The Bertschi Fund 2016=2017
Field Day Gathering 2016
World Peace Game Win
GiveBIG for Bertschi School




2227 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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