Thank your interest in joining our Choice Schools and Programs. New applicants will be added to the bottom of the existing waitlist at the grade level requested for the school or program. All applicants applying to a Choice School or Program must be Bellevue School District residents at the time of application.  Nonresident students who are children of full-time employees of the Bellevue School District are eligible to apply.

New applications will be placed on the bottom of the applicant’s current grade level waitlist in the order received for possible entry in the fall for the upcoming school year. Students applying for language programs will be required to pass an appropriate grade level  language proficiency screening.

For a listing of common questions and answers about the Choice Schools and Programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Elementary Level Choice Schools and Programs

Students on Language Program waitlists will be required to pass an appropriate grade level  language proficiency screening before being offered placement. Please carefully consider if your student’s language proficiency (reading, writing, speaking and listening skills) is at their grade level before submitting an application.

Dual Language Programs

Mandarin Dual Language Program

Jing Mei ES – Tillicum MS – Newport HS

Add your student to the Mandarin Dual Language Waitlist


Spanish Dual Language Program

Lake Hills – Sherwood Forest – Stevenson – Highland MS – Sammamish HS

You will submit one (1) application for the Spanish Dual Language Program and for elementary school indicate the preferred school.

Add your student to the Spanish Dual Language Waitlist (English/Español)


Spanish Immersion Program

Puesta del Sol ES – Tillicum MS – Sammamish HS – Newport HS

Add your student to the Spanish Immersion Waitlist


Secondary Level Choice Schools

Big Picture School

*Big Picture School will accept waitlist applications from nonresident students, priority is given to Bellevue School District resident students.

Add your student to the Big Picture School Waitlist


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.