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The Most Expensive Schools In Seattle Today

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The Most Expensive Schools In Seattle Today

If you've ever been to Seattle, you may have seen the Space Needle. It's an observation tower in Seattle that is one of the most iconic things in Seattle since 1962. Of course, Seattle is also known for a lot more things. From evergreen trees to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle is a booming city that offers some of the best cultural experiences.

However, Seattle is also one of the most educated cities. It has diverse educational institutions that teach students the foundation of character and what it means to be a part of a community. While not every school is like this in Seattle, some schools rank at the top in Seattle and the country. Here's a guide that uncovers the most expensive schools in Seattle and what makes them so unique

The Most Expensive Schools In Seattle

Seattle is a booming city that offers a lot of cultural and educational opportunities.


Washington, as a state, ranks no. 10 for best education. Seattle, the capital, is one of the best cities in Washington to find some of the best schools. However, getting quality education in any state, especially Washington, is challenging. Parents must be willing to pay $20,000, $30,000, or even $40,000 for tuition. Here's a glimpse at the most expensive high schools and colleges in Seattle and how they distinguish themselves from other schools

Lakeside School

Offering grades 5-12, Lakeside School is one of the most expensive middle school to high schools in Seattle, with a tuition of $40,000. One of the reasons that school is so expensive is because of what is available to students. For instance, the school has a 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio and college counseling sessions.

Here's where Lakeside School ranks in the nation.

  • No. 20 for Best College Prep Private High Schools in America
  • No. 22 for Best High Schools for STEM in California
  • No. 41 Best Private High Schools in America

The Overlake School

Located in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, The Overlake School is one of the most expensive schools to attend, with a tuition of $40,000. Founded in 1967, the school also offers small student-to-teacher ratios of 7:1.

Some of the most unique things about this school are the inspiring guests they bring to the campus. They've brought speakers like Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer Timothy Egan. Another unique thing about this school is how it's an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college prep day school. In other words, it offers a lot of multicultural things that fit the needs of the students.

This is where the Overlake School ranks in Seattle and in the nation.

  • No. 2 for Best Private High Schools in Washington
  • No. 3 for Best High Schools for Stem in Washington

Whitman College

The highest price college in Washinton is Whitman College at $55,000. Founded in 1859, this school now has about 1,500 students enrolled. Whitman College is known for its world-class liberal arts programs. In fact, it was ranked no. 48 in the United States. It was also ranked one of America's top colleges.

The college is also one of the first to require major examinations for a certain study. It was instituted in 1913.

Here are some famous folks that graduated from the University of San Francisco.

  • William Douglas, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Patrick Page, American Actor
  • Holly Brooks, American Cross-Country Skier
  • Walter Houser Brattain, American Physicist

University of Pudget

Founded in 1888, The University of Pudget is another higher-level education that is one of the most expensive in Seattle, with a tuition of $55,000. As a small liberal arts school, it only has about 1,800 students. The student-to-teacher ratio is about 11:1. Additionally, this school is ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States.

These are some famous folks that graduated from the University of Pudget.

  • Darby Stanchfield, American Actress
  • Jeff Smith, Writer
  • Roosevelt Mercer Jr, General

Seattle's Most Expensive Schools Are Some of the Best

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While private schools in Seattle aren't cheap, they do offer educational opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere.

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While Seattle is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, it's also one of the best places to raise a family. There are exceptional schools in Seattle that show what they can offer students when it comes to specialized education, smaller class sizes, and award-winning speakers.

While some of the best schools in Seattle are far from the cheapest, they are also considered the best in Nation and in the nation. They offer families an opportunity to pursue some of the best education.

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