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Academics, Middle School, Upper School

Summits are Coming!

Northwest School students are currently registering for Summits, the school’s exciting two-week, cross-graded, and interdisciplinary explorations rooted in our values, history, and mission.

Students have a wide choice of 27 different Summits. Many of the offerings are new this year, such as Urban Agriculture in Seattle, a hands-on urban agriculture-focused course examining food and environmental justice, and The Transformative Power of the Novel, a course in which students will write a complete novel in two weeks.

Nearly half of the Summits return from last year, including a week of backpacking in A Sense of Place: An Olympic Coast Exploration and building a robot and learning about the ethical questions surrounding technology in Robots and Ethics.

Ed-Tech Coordinator Shie Benaderet is looking forward to teaching The Internet of Things: Using Data and Hardware to Build a Better World again. He is eager to build off the foundation of last year’s course and expand on a deep dive into technology and data.

“I’m excited for the new group of kids, the vibe that they bring, and trying out some new activities,” says Shie. “This year, we are making a concerted effort to get out in the city more, see where the Internet of Things is being used, and how the city is measuring and applying the data.”

Click here for a description of the Summits being offered.