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Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas
Director of Advancement

After ten years in New England—seven of which were spent working in Development at a small North Shore private school—she was hired by Andy in an unexpected whirlwind of cosmic events. By October of 2012, to her mother's great pleasure, she had moved back home to Seattle and joined the PSCS administration as Director of Advancement (Admissions, Marketing, Fundraising, and Communications)

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How to Apply

There are several steps to our admissions process in order to get to know each family as we grow our community.

Step 1: Read the PSCS FAQ and call or email the Admissions Office to start a dialogue about your child. Please be prepared to tell us your child’s name, age, current school, current grade, some of their interests, and how your family discovered PSCS.

Step 2: Schedule a Morning Visit
Morning Visitations are the best opportunity for prospective parents and students to meet with our Director of Admissions, join us for our daily Check-in (an important part of our day), learn more about PSCS, meet available teaching staff members and current students, and visit one or two classes. Morning Visits are being scheduled in groups on Wednesdays and some Thursdays from 8:45-11:25am this fall and winter. We consider these to be a critical part of our application process. Please email to schedule yours.

Step 3: Download and fill out the 2016-17 Application
Please look over the Application Timeline before you send in your application. If you will be applying for financial support, please also look over the Tuition Aid Info.

Step 4: Creative Project.
Prospective students must submit a Creative Project along with the written application. Creative Projects can be anything your student wants to submit that shows us something he/she is passionate about (or has interest in) at this time in their life. Creative Projects should be made specifically for this application to PSCS and should take a few hours or more to complete. Email or call with any questions.

Step 5: Send it in!
Mail or drop off completed application form, which includes both applicant & parent statements, along with the Creative Project and application fee to:

Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas
PSCS, Director of Advancement
660 South Dearborn Street
Seattle, WA 98134

Step 6: Applicant Visitation Day
Applying students are required to participate in an applicant visit (by themselves) as part of the application process. These visits take place during the school week (on a mutually agreed upon day)—and are different in focus from our standard visitation/tour days. During these visits, students are present without their parents and are strongly encouraged to participate in school activities, as well as meet and interact with current students and staff.

Step 7: Parent Interview
When we contact your family to confirm your applying student’s visit, we will also schedule a 30-minute parent interview. All parents listed on the Family Information page of the application are expected to attend, and interviews are conducted at PSCS by Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas, Director of Advancement, and Andy Smallman, PSCS Founder/Director. The purpose of this interview is threefold: to help us get to know your family better, gauge your understanding of our specific educational philosophy, and to provide you with a personal opportunity to discuss your child in greater depth and ask us any additional questions.

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