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 in a rolling admissions phase for all three campuses. We are continuing to accept children on a first-come, first-served basis as we work to fill all of the classrooms. If you're looking for an immediate start, please be sure to list your preferred start date on the application.

For toddlers to enter a toddler classroom, IMA requires children to be able to walk independently. The benefits of being able to walk independently allows toddlers the ability to be able to participate and engage in all parts of the educational environment such as moving around the classroom freely, selecting works, walking to the bathroom, and walking to the playground.

To enter a Primary classroom, children must be 2.5 yrs. old and use the restroom independently by their start date.

Once families are accepted and extended a contract you then have the option of either paying an Enrollment Deposit equivalent to one month's tuition to reserve your space for September or not. Should you choose to wait, we are happy to consider enrollment if we have space available when you arrive.

Any applicant considering admission does need to have a completed application as well as have paid the application fee to be extended a contract. 

Throughout the admission process, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram, 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 2019.  

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 green 'Apply' button to complete our application and to pay a $75 application fee.

Step 3

Step 3: Select Fall of 2019

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

IMA’s admissions process is comprised of a series of application steps and application forms. The first step to admission at IMA is registering to attend an adult-only 30-minute school tour at the campus of your choice. 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.

Parent tours are offered on Tuesdays (West Bellevue Campus), Wednesdays (Capitol Hill Campus) Thursdays (Eastgate Campus) at 9:30 AM & 10:15 AM. 

To ensure this step is marked complete in your Ravenna profile, please be sure to check-in with the front desk upon arrival.

Step 2: Complete Application

The next step is to complete the application form and to pay the application fee of $75 online through Ravenna; this automatically moves your application status to APPLIED.

IMA is in a rolling admissions phase for the 2018-2019 school year. We are also accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. In Ravenna, you can apply for either under fall 2019. If you're looking to enroll as soon as possible, our application allows you to specify a preferred start date.

Step 3: Attend a Parent/Family Interview

The Parent/Family interview is a required step. Once you have applied, you are able to review a list of dates and times for our Parent/Family Interview. If your child is 3+ he or she must also attend the interview.

If you’re applying to our Eastgate Campus or West Bellevue Campus, please select an interview at the West Bellevue campus located at 2227 112th Ave. NE. West Bellevue holds interviews on most Mondays from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

If you’re applying to our Capitol Hill Campus, we hold interviews at the campus located at 1715 E. Olive Way on most Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 2:40 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Please register for this event through Ravenna (Events).

If you have questions regarding scheduling an interview, please email

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.