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The Academic Institute, Inc.

Bellevue’s Alternative Choice for Private College Prep Education
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The Academic Institute, Inc.

Middle School and High School


Providers of private, customized, accredited education since 1980. We specialize in providing private, educational choices for success in high school, featuring:
  • Customized schedules with the right mix of classes for special need students
  • Small class sizes of no more than seven students or independent one-on-one


We use a modified Myers-Briggs personality test to highlight learning strengths and guide our students to dream of their futures, and we arm them with the tools they need to make these dreams come true.
Special Features of Our School


  • Flexible schedules 7:00am – 6:00pm, featuring a customized mix of small and one-on-one classes
  • Monitored study halls
  • Emphasis on teaching individualized study strategies and learning how to learn
  • Homework that can be designed to be completed before the student goes home
  • Personalized tutoring offerings
  • College advising as part of the school tuition
  • Planning and support for college applications, visits and interviews
  • Academic support planning
  • SAT or ACT preparation
  • Monthly progress meetings with director, teachers, parents and student
The following students are successful at our school: 
  • Traditional students seeking more interaction with instructors
  • Discouraged and frustrated students who have higher academic potential than their test scores show
  • Students with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Special Education IEPs, or 504 plans
  • Students whose academic lives have been impacted by stressful life experiences
  • Late bloomers looking to improve their learning skills
High School & Middle School
The Academic Institute, Inc. is approved by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, as well as the Washington State Board of Education.  Students can attend full time or part time, during the regular school year or summer, including honors curriculum; no matter what, the student to teacher ratio is never more than 7:1.  Many of our students split their time between mainstream schools and TAI, Inc.; many others work with us online or through their home school programs.  We can also work with students to replace grades and missing credits.

Summer School
Summer School 2016 will run from July 11th to August 19th, Monday through Thursday. We offer a unique classroom for enthusiastic college-bound students working on new classes or grade replacements.

The Academic Institute, Inc. is fully accredited by

Approved by
College Counseling
The college application journey is a harrowing one; we can help you navigate it.  We use a specialized Myers-Briggs personality test and individual consultation to help you develop a list of schools that might fit your needs and goals, and we can guide you through the application and decision-making process.
Our current students come from Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Seattle & Federal Way. These students are ensuring their education gives them the best chance at being successful for the duration of their personal and professional careers.
Our highly capable staff can also work with students to support their school curriculum or provide enrichment.  We also provide PSAT, SAT I and II, ACT, ISEE, AP, and other standardized test preparation.  We tailor our tutoring to the needs of each student, using the student’s individual strengths to shore up individual weaknesses.
The Academic Institute, Inc.
2495 140th Ave NE, Suite D-210
Bellevue, WA 98005
Office Phone: (425) 401 6844
School Director: (425) 922 6792
Executive Director (425) 922 1178
Fax: (425) 556 6972


From Director of The Academic Institute, Jennifer Vice


For 35 years The Academic Institute has provided an individualized approach to education, tailored to the unique needs and abilities of each student. Recently, we went through accreditation review and passed with flying colors. I would like to clarify that our funding and our approach to communicating with Bellevue High School administrators and coaches is well within the WIAA’s rules, and is intended to serve as a safety net and positive influence on our students’ education.


First, we have been fortunate to be among the wide range of charitable causes the Bellevue Wolverines Football Club support. It should be made clear however, that we do not discriminate who receives the funds we secure through our various donors. We distribute all of the donated funds appropriately across our students based on their financial need and in no way does the source of the funds dictate which student will be the recipient.


In fact, between 2011 and 2015, we provided scholarships to 20 of our students – and only six of those were players associated with Bellevue High School football. On average, we have about 35-50 students at any given period and only about 10 to 15 percent have been athletes with BHS football.

Additionally, any communication with the administrators, educators and coaches at BHS and many other public schools is squarely intended to ensure we are fully collaborating in meeting students’ needs for education, guidance and mentorship. We are part of the network that is helping these kids reach their full potential, and we are proud to serve in that role.