The Meridian School

  • WA

About Us

About Meridian:

Founded in 1976, The Meridian School is a K-5 independent elementary school in Seattle, Washington located in the Wallingford neighborhood’s Good Shepherd Center and surrounded by the historic Meridian Park. Accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), The Meridian School seeks to promote a balance of mind and heart, of contemplation and action, of individuality and a commitment to the community.


Our Mission:

The Meridian School promotes a balance of mind and heart, of contemplation and action, of individuality and a commitment to the community.


Our Philosophy:

Curriculum should challenge, engage, and inspire students. At Meridian, we provide an excellent academic education in which the joy of childhood infuses the excitement of learning.


Character is built upon integrity, compassion, and responsibility. At Meridian, students are guided toward self-discipline and thoughtful decisions, and mindful of themselves, others, and their environment.


Community is the heart of a school. At Meridian, all students, staff, and families are known and valued. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive culture. Our connections are strengthened through close student-teacher relationships, strong parent involvement, and active engagement with our local and global communities. 


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