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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 Map Their Own Islands
Sixth graders have created a new batch of vibrantly colored relief maps as part of their first major project of the year: the annual Island Project.
Fall Sports Charge into the Postseason
For the first time in Northwest School history, volleyball, cross-country, girls' soccer, and boys' ultimate are playing in the postseason in the same year!
The Silk Road Project and the Power of Listening
Northwest School students recently were treated to a special sneak-preview of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a documentary about the musical collective formed by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000
Sophomore Selected to Conduct Orchestra
Tenth-grader Macenna H. has been selected as an assistant conductor with the Lake Union Civic Orchestra (LUCO). Macenna also has joined the ensemble as a violinist.
Volleyball Fan Night Packs the House
The Northwest School gymnasium was rocking on Friday, Oct. 7, to celebrate our volleyball team's excellent season.
NWS Girls' Cross Country Wins Nike Portland Invitational
Congratulations to our girls' team, which beat competition from all over the west coast on Sept. 24, 2016.
Students Develop Virtual Reality Game
Two Northwest School juniors are about to release their first virtual reality (VR) game on Sept. 30, 2016. The game, named Vertigo, is a first-person shooter using a HTC Vive, a new VR gaming headset.
Student Pursues Passion For International Relations
For the last seven months, Molly M. ('17) has gathered experience for a career in international relations, spending half of her junior year in Washington D.C. at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL), and studying Arabic in Morocco for six weeks during the summer. Read more about her time away from Seattle here.
Creating a Global Curriculum
This fall 2016, ninth grade Humanities students will dive into a new and improved Humanities curriculum that is less-Euro-focused and more global and inclusive of civilizations throughout the entire world.
Photos From Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp is in full swing right now! Come and take a look at all the activites the students are engaging in.
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