Our Approach

​Long Live Real Learning

We offer a challenging intellectual experience grounded in vigorous study and interdisciplinary learning. Our liberal arts education combines an integrated Humanities program, tracing the history of civilization, with open-ended scientific lab work and arts classes in every discipline.

A Holistic Approach to Education

As important as the mastery of subject-matter is the development of thoughtful, humane world citizens who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and effective communicators. Our exceptional faculty inspires students to grow as thinkers and responsible citizens. Students study topics of international significance alongside students from other countries, learn to speak a second language, and immerse in different cultures abroad, preparing themselves to think globally. They graduate with the discipline, agility, and creativity to conquer the toughest global challenges.

For these reasons and more, 100% of our graduates are welcomed by renowned colleges and universities every year, throughout the United States and around the world.

It’s so rare to have an opportunity anywhere, but especially in high school, to be invited to think about how things connect. At Northwest I saw how the arts influences humanities, how humanities is constituted from culture, how those combine and bloom in sciences, and how all things intersect.

Gigi Craig '02

PhD, English Literature, University of Washington