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A vibrant, intellectual home. A warm inclusive community. A dynamic liberal arts education for grades 6-12 that prepares students to think critically, act compassionately, and discover their place in the world.
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Students Explore Light and Optics
How light and optics work and how they are perceived by the human eye were the focus of a recently completed two-month curriculum unit for 9th grade physical science students.
Students Confront Plight of Refugees
As part of the school’s Activism Project, students invited Wendi Lindquist, development and communications officer for the Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) to join a student-led panel on the trials and tribulations of refugees.
Dispatches from France
A group of Northwest School students and faculty members embarked on a two-week bi-annual trip to Angers, France, as part of our Global Learning Program.
A Night of Celebrating the Arts
Faculty, friends, and family members of the Northwest School community packed into Town Hall for the 37th annual ArtsFest Gala, on March 23, 2017.
Students Engage with World War II Veterans
Seventh grade students had the special opportunity to interview a panel of World War II veterans and individuals directly affected by the war on Tuesday, March 14.
Student Earns $10,000 Grant for Seattle Organization
Thanks to a 120-word essay from senior Tibs P. a $10,000 grant is now going to Treehouse, a Seattle organization that provides youth in foster care in Washington with academic and other essential support for high school.
Learning the Economics of Small Business
Sixth grade students recently tackled math, economics, and the rigors of running a small business through the annual Microloan Project.
Student's Short Film Awarded Honorable Mention
Northwest School junior Peter G. has received an Honorable Mention by the Guerilla Film Project for his film short Joe + Amanda.
Breaking Ground on Outdoor Green Space
On Saturday, March 11, Northwest School students and faculty broke ground on the new outdoor green space that is replacing half of the West Court.
Dispatches from El Salvador
A delegation of Northwest School students and faculty embarked on our annual trip to El Salvador on March 4. For two weeks they will be learning about the country and its history, will meet with the leaders of SHARE (our partner organization in El Salvador), and hear about the work SHARE is doing to secure basic rights for the people in their region.
Boys' Basketball Named Academic State Champs
The Northwest School boys' basketball team was recently named the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Winter Team Academic State Champions in the 1A classification. The 11 members of the boys' basketball squad averaged a 3.843 grade point average.
Humanities teacher Adina Meyer shares her high moments at the American Academy of Religion's (AAR) annual conference. Read about the four day conference (and an appearance from Cornel West) here.
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