Holistic formation, in and out of the classroom
Embodied learning is about much more than good information and good technique. Life at The Seattle School is rich with community and the culture we create together. We embrace a holistic model of formation that touches nearly every part of student life. You’re invited to participate and create on behalf of your community.
Study & Formation
Our faculty, staff, and students co-create our transformative learning environment. Doing so continues to raise the value of your degree—in your professional communities and in the broader academic landscape.
Together we are constantly creating a place that reflects the vision, interests, and personalities of our students. Diverse populations gather to share and celebrate life together and with God. This environment is designed to facilitate moments of connection—both planned and unplanned.
Our culture shifts with our student body and with the needs of the dominant culture beyond our walls, but our covenant to one another—to live as one body in membership, regardless of our backgrounds, orientations, or beliefs—remains.
A range of practices and rhythms make our covenant tangible in the world. Student-run groups give a voice and a form to our mission—through publications, parties, student dinners, artist residencies, conferences and speaker events, support for parents, and spaces deliberately carved out for conversations about gender, race, and advocacy. We invite everyone to put their abilities and calling into practice for the sake of the larger community.New Students
Matriculate | transitive verb: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university
Our admissions team, faculty, staff, alumni, and current students come together to welcome and resource incoming students in the transitional space between enrolling and becoming fully matriculated to The Seattle School.
The Matriculate Field Guide is the comprehensive guide for incoming students to follow as they matriculate to The Seattle School. It contains all the information pertaining to important dates, class registration, paying for school, and other details to stay aware of as the fall approaches. The Field Guide contains live links that are accessible when viewed digitally, but can downloaded and printed as needed.
Our Intersections blog features regular Matriculate posts for incoming students on topics ranging from how to purchase a bus pass to introductions of our faculty, descriptions of Seattle neighborhoods, and letters from current students about their journey to the school.
(S)ending is a season of gatherings, workshops, and rituals designed to support graduating students through the transition of becoming alumni. Students are invited asked to reflect upon the many gifts, skills, and abilities that they already possess; remember the stories, significant moments, and community that have brought them to this place; and begin to identify what is needed for the journey ahead. Alumni from a variety of vocational contexts return to facilitate workshops offering practical tips, portfolio and network-building skills, as well as offer space to listen for what is seeking to emerge through this particular journey of transition.