Founded in 1990, Dartmoor School is an independent day school with four campuses in the greater Seattle area. Dartmoor offers personalized one-to-one educational programs for international students in grades 6-12. Because programs are one-to-one, students may commence their studies at any point during the calendar year (on a space available basis). Dartmoor admits a variety of students including those with unique abilities and learning profiles.
Dartmoor School provides an optimal personalized education for its students via active one-to-one instruction individualized to their instructional levels, learning styles, and the pace of their academic and intellectual progress. Instruction is offered in a welcoming, safe, respectful, and nurturing environment.
Dartmoor Students and Their Families
Dartmoor seeks families who are committed to their children’s education and educational community. Dartmoor welcomes students who demonstrate:
- Academic engagement
- Cultural curiosity
- Interest in a personalized educational setting
- Interest in living and studying in the USA
Dartmoor’s personalized, one-to-one programs allow students to:
- Enhance academic proficiencies and English fluency
- Earn credits for a term abroad or graduate from Dartmoor
- Retrieve credits or replace courses (graduating students only)
- Enroll at any point throughout the year
- Prepare for tests (SAT, ACT, ISEE)
- Work toward admission at another US private school, a university, or other program
Dartmoor recommends exploring enrollment options by contacting the Director of Admissions at (425) 885-6296, [email protected], or by making an online inquiry here. Wherever possible, a school visit is ideal as it gives families and Dartmoor staff an opportunity to discuss student needs in person.
Thank you very much for your interest in Dartmoor School. Dartmoor’s open enrollment policy allows students the opportunity to commence their studies at any time during the calendar year (on a space available basis).
Dartmoor is particularly well suited to serve students seeking a personalized education as all of its one-to-one programs are tailored to the unique learning profile of the individual student. Dartmoor welcomes applications from students wanting:
- to improve their English skills
- to gain admission to another independent school
- to remediate credits or retake classes
- to study at an American university after graduation
- to access individualized scheduling (one semester, summer, study and travel, etc.).
Suitable academic proficiency and engagement, cultural curiosity, adaptability, and the desire to study in a personalized educational setting comprise the holistic criteria for admission. Upon admission, Dartmoor provides students with an I-20 form through SEVP.
The Seattle area provides a wealth of opportunities to its residents, not the least of which is an unparalleled natural setting skirted by the waters of the Puget Sound, Lake Union, Lake Washington, and the majestic Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Mt. Rainier, at 14,411 feet (4,392 m), rises sublimely presenting a dramatic profile southeast of the city. As an international technology, business, and industry hub, Seattle maintains a high standard of living including access to world-class entertainment and services. Vancouver, BC is two and a half hours north and Portland, Oregon about three hours south from Seattle. Students can select from Dartmoor’s four Seattle-area locations: Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, and Seattle.
Bellevue Campus 13401 Bel-Red Rd, #A-10 Bellevue, WA 98005
To learn more about Bellevue please visit: http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/profile-intro.htm
Bothell Campus 11812 North Creek Parkway N, #102 Bothell, WA 98011
To learn more about Bothell please visit: http://www.explorebothell.com/
Issaquah Campus 22500 SE 64th PL #130 Issaquah, WA 98027
To learn more about Issaquah please visit: http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=31
Seattle Campus 9622 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115
To learn more about Seattle please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/visiting/
Dartmoor works with local housing agencies to place students in a homestay.
Dartmoor students have the option to participate in a full range of activities at a local public school.
All courses at Dartmoor are one-to-one: One student and one instructor. Dartmoor’s one-to-one programs for international students provide rigorous coursework alongside unparalleled academic opportunities.
On the one hand, a Dartmoor student benefits from the immediate attention of the instructor who is focused on the individual capacity and interests of the student. This exclusive focus allows the instructor to enhance learning through observation and assessment, responsive strategies and resources, and through directly engaging and challenging the student. In a traditional classroom, a teacher has to teach to a generic norm and has little time to work individually with a student. At Dartmoor, the individual student is our center of attention. A personalized education at Dartmoor allows for deeper inquiry and greater mastery of skills and concepts.
On the other hand, a student has a far more active role to play at Dartmoor. A student may select from a variety of innovative courses and may even request coursework in areas of particular interest. Furthermore, students enrolling at Dartmoor can pursue a variety of program options and can follow a traditional academic year or start at any time throughout the calendar year (on a space available basis).
Please note: Dartmoor students wishing to enhance their English proficiency can enroll in an ESL support program. However, Dartmoor does not offer a stand-alone ESL option for non-matriculated students.
Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students (Study in the States)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS)