With three campuses conveniently located in Redmond, Tacoma, and Olympia, Washington; admission to the NWSOIL requires a referral from the student’s home (local) school district and students must have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to be considered to our program.
We are open to discussing our school program with parents, guardians and other agency personnel, although tours and placement needs to be scheduled with the students’ local school district.
Placement for prospective students comes to us through the Special Education/Student Services Department of their district. Once a school district has determined that all resources within the district have been exhausted in an effort to support a student, an out-of-district placement may be sought; NW School is one of those options, and we are an approved Non-Public Agency (NPA) through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
We are happy to work with interested parties and representatives in their home districts in an effort to provide easier navigation in what can be a complicated process. Districts require a Release of Information (ROI) to share records with the Northwest School of Innovative Learning, and this is completed via the appropriate district representative.
Who is the “typical” Northwest School of Innovative Learning student?
Your child may be a good fit if they need support with:
Some students attend the school for a short term; other students stay until they have graduated high school. Our staff partners with parents and students to determine the optimal school environment for each student’s progress. When your student is ready to return to their home school, we will coordinate closely with the school district to help ensure a smooth transition.