Chrysalis has been an approved private school since 1983. It had been accredited since 1995 through the Northwest Accreditation Commission, now known as Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Every five years, accredited schools undergo extensive self-evaluation and outside peer review. For our most recent study, all of our scores were significantly above average in every category. See accreditation summary.
Student Population: Chrysalis School is home to approximately 220 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in Woodinville, Washington. About 25% of our students are enrolled in our elementary/middle school program, and 75% attend our high school program. The goal for our students is to become successful, confident learners. There is no testing requirement as a prerequisite to admission. Our students span a wide range of academic achievement and are encouraged to be active participants in their communities.
Senior Class: We graduate an average of 40 students per year. Our average SAT score over the last 3 years was 1142 (Math 553, ERW 588).
University Bound: 56% of our graduates went on to a four-year university, 28% to a community college or tech school, and 16% to work or other pursuits. In recent years we’ve had students accepted by Brown and Stanford. Our students have been accepted at a variety of universities including: Yale, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University/Boston Conservatory, Julliard, New University (Joffrey Ballet), California Polytechnical University, Amherst, Cornell, Duke, Notre Dame,Evergreen, Syracuse, Renesslar Polytechnical Institute, Lehigh, Chapman, Lewis and Clark, Knox, Butler, Seattle Pacific University, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Gonzaga, Cornish, Art Institute of Seattle, and most area community colleges. See more colleges
Curriculum: Chrysalis offers both individual and small-group classes (6-12 students). Most students have some combination of the two in their schedule. Courses can be designed around student interests and may be offered at various levels according to academic ability. We offer college preparatory classes that follow a traditional syllabus and timeframes, as well as classes that are emerging and based upon student input. We offer all courses required for university entrance, which may be completed at an advanced or honors level. We do not offer IB or AP classes, although we can help students prepare for the AP exams. View our course catalog.
Diploma Requirements (Total = 24 credits:) 4 English, 3 Math, 3 Science, 1 Contemporary World Problems, 1 US History, .50 Civics, .50 Other Social Studies, WA History must be met, 2 World Languages, .50 Careers, 1.50 PE, .50 Health, .50 Computer/Occ Ed, 2 Fine Arts, and 4 electives.
College Preparatory Requirements: We offer a wide variety of college prep courses. Each college sets their own entrance requirements. We recommend that you verify the admissions requirements and recommendations with the colleges of your choice. See more on College Preparation.
Grades: We use a 4.0, unweighted grading system. Students must have the equivalent of a “C” grade to receive credit for a course. Courses may be taken for a grade or pass/fail. We do not rank our students.
Advantages and Special Features: Chrysalis places an emphasis on learning independently, requiring students to become self-directed learners, using time away from school to learn or serve the community. Independent learning through a one-to-one mentor relationship with a consulting teacher allows for students’ interests and abilities to be taken into consideration when designing their overall curriculum. While the content of this student/teacher time is mostly academic and instructional in character, it is the personal relationship that emerges from this contact that is most influential.