An Independent School • Grades 5-12

LEEP Admissions

LEEP is currently accepting applications for LEEP 2020.

If you are a current 5th or 8th grader in the Seattle Public School district, we encourage you to apply to LEEP!

LEEP gives motivated students the chance to work with experienced teachers, supportive counselors, and a dynamic peer group in an enriching summer program. LEEP students are positive, respectful, proactive, fun, reflective, and future-thinking. They are students looking for opportunities to refine their academic skills, to connect with new friends and teachers, to step outside their comfort zone, and to become more well-rounded.

Students and their parents/guardians are invited to join us at an Information Session to learn more about the program and its benefits. The LEEP 2020 information session dates will be posted here in late 2019.

LEEP works closely with SPS counselors and teachers to help students navigate the application process. If your student is interested in applying, we recommend communicating that interest to your school's counselor or principal.


How to Apply

Applications for LEEP 2020 are now available. Read below for details on what is included in a LEEP application.

LEEP has an online application. To apply:

  1. Visit and create an account.
  2. Follow the instructions to create a student profile for the applicant.
  3. Find LEEP in the School Directory and click the green "apply" button.
  4. View all required application forms in Ravenna (see below for details).

A complete LEEP application includes:

  • Family Information Form: filled out and submitted online. This form asks for basic information (like address, current school, preferred bus stop, etc.).
  • Student Responses: filled out and submitted online. Students will share why they are interested in LEEP.
  • Parent/Guardian Responses: filled out and submitted online. Parents/guardians will share why they are interested in LEEP. If needed, others can translate parent/guardian responses by typing for them.
  • Personal Reference: this form should be sent to a teacher, counselor, or mentor (not a family member). Enter the reference's email in Ravenna, and the online form will be emailed to them.
  • Records Request Form: print this form, sign it, and give to the student's current school. This form allows the current school to send current grades to LEEP.

Important Dates

LEEP 2020 admissions is now open and accepting applications.

February 2020: LEEP application available online.

April 1, 2020: LEEP application deadline.

May 1, 2020: LEEP notification date.

July 6 - July 31, 2020: LEEP 2020 dates.
Program runs Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; full attendance is required.

LEEP Information Sessions

February 22, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. at Lakeside Upper School (14050 1st Ave NE).

February 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Seattle Public Library: Douglass Truth Branch. 

March 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Seattle Public Library: Southwest Branch.

March 9, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Seattle Public Library: Rainier Beach Branch.