Admissions Process

Thank you for your Interest in IMA! We strive to inspire our students to be creative and flexible in achieving their goals- and to be globally minded entrepreneurs.

IMA is accepting applications for fall 2018 for all three campuses. If you're looking for an immediate start, please be sure to list your preferred start date on the application. 

Throughout the admission process, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and, from our website, keep up with our class and school activities, or schedule a visit. 

Thank you for your interest; we hope to meet you soon!

Admissions Email:

Ravenna Customer Support:

Register for a Tour!

Here's a step-by-step on how to register for a tour and complete an application:

Step 1

Step 1:In your dashboard view, type in 'International Montessori Academy' and click on the school when it appears. (The address for the school defaults to our main campus in West Bellevue. You can specify which campus you’re interested in on the application). Make sure the drop down menu near the top says Fall of 2018

Please note: The 2019 admissions season has officially begun in Ravenna; however, IMA will continue using the 2018 school year for families looking to start September 2018. If you're experiencing any issues with Ravenna, please email Ravenna Solutions at 

Step 2

Step 2: Before applying, we recommend 'Exploring' which allows you review our admissions process and register for a tour. If you're ready to apply, hit the gree 'Apply' button to complete our application and to pay a $100 application fee.

Step 3

Step 3: Select a student and Fall of 2018

Step 4

Step 4: Select a grade. If your child is between the ages of 15 mo- 36 mo, please select Toddler. If your child is between the ages of 2.5 yrs- 6 yrs (and is completely potty-trained), please select Primary. If your child is 1st-5th Grade, please select Elementary. 

Step 5

Step 5: This will take you to a page that summarizes our application process. The first step is a Tour. Click on Register for an Event.

Step 6

Step 6: Register for Event

Step 7

Step 7: Finalize Tour selection

Admissions Process

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

The first step towards IMA admission process is an adult-only school tour at the campus of your choice. The tour provides insight of how our immersion Montessori classroom works. We strongly encourage both parents to be on a tour, however only one parent is required. To sign up for a 30-minute tour, please register online through the Ravenna admissions portal. Ravenna is a web-based admission system that allows you to apply to apply to PS-12 private schools.

Our Capitol Hill campus is currently under construction in preparation to launch for fall 2018, in the meantime we invite you to tour our West Bellevue Campus.

Step 2: Complete Application

IMA is now enrolling for fall 2018 for all three campuses. 

The following classrooms at our Eastgate campus are at capacity for September 2018, Toddler & Spanish Bilingual.

The following classroom at our West Bellevue campus are at Capacity for September 2018, Chinese Immersion.

Please visit IMA’s application to see which classrooms still have availability. If your preferred classroom is full, you may apply to be on IMA’s wait list. IMA will notify you if a space becomes available.

Here's a screenshot of our application, this is the section where you tell us which classroom and campus you're interested in. Apply to Wait List means that the classroom is at capacity for September 2018. 

Step 3: Complete Child Questionnaire (Toddler & Primary)

This questionnaire form is required and should be completed by a parent/guardian. This form gives you an opportunity to tell us more about your family, your child’s learning environment at home, as well as how your child learns best. One or two sentences are sufficient and you may write in Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish.

Step 4: Submission of Grade reports (Elementary Only)

Please provide a copy of your child's most recent report card.

If your current school has an account Ravenna and uses Ravenna’s repository services, they will see a list of all current students applying out. In order for your applicant's name to appear on that list (allowing schools to send files on your applicant's behalf), you must indicate "yes" in the question mentioned above as well as have paid and submitted your application to the school(s) in which you are applying to.

A school that is not the current school can still upload student records to Ravenna via their repository account. In this case, the school will upload the records to their repository clearinghouse.

Ravenna provides complimentary repository accounts for schools to upload application related materials, such as report cards and transcript. Records uploaded directly to Ravenna via the repository account are processed within 24-48 hours.


Step 5: Full-Day Student Visit (Elementary Only)- 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A school visit is required for all Elementary aged students (1st-5th Grade). This will be an all-day visit from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. to allow prospective students to engage with our learning community. *Lunch and Snacks will be provided. Students will not be asked to complete any type of academic testing during his/her visit.

Please sign up for a full-day visit online through Ravenna. Ravenna is a web-based admission system that allows you to apply to apply to PS-12 private schools. Please visit Ravenna to explore our admissions process, complete an application, and/or sign-up for a tour.