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Your Support Makes a Northwest Education Possible

Your Support Makes a Northwest Education Possible

Support Northwest School

The Northwest School student experience is made possible because of the generosity of current parents, board of trustees, faculty, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends of the school. Your investment in Northwest ensures that all students benefit from the full Northwest experience.

It is through the generosity of those within our community that Northwest can continue to offer unique programs that provide our students a challenging academic program, purposeful global experiences, a superior visual and performing arts program, and other unique aspects of a Northwest education.

How You Can Give

There are many ways to make a positive impact on each and every student's experience at Northwest. Every gift makes a difference.

Give the Gift of Time, Resources or Expertise


Your financial contribution, no matter the size, makes a meaningful difference in the future of our school and lives of our students. Every dollar counts towards creating an exceptional educational experience.

Spread the Word

Share our fundraising campaigns with your friends and family who may be passionate about the exceptional education offered at Northwest and empowering the next generation of socially responsible citizens. Help us expand our network of supporters and reach our fundraising goals.

Volunteer your time

Volunteer at an event, keep score at a game, serve on the PGA (Parent/Guardian Association), serve on a committee, or share your expertise by serving on a panel.

Open up your home

Host a dorm student or visiting faculty or host an event. Opening your home in these ways greatly benefits our community.

To volunteer for an event this year or tell us how you would like to share your skills and time, fill out a volunteer form.

All gifts made to the Northwest School are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Make a Difference

The House Fund

Our Annual Campaign

Our primary fundraising campaign supports school wide academic programs, student well being, facilities, and faculty excellence. In addition the House Fund also enables the school to support programming that falls outside of the operating budget, allowing us to provide the best education available for our students.

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The Raymond Taussig Terry Financial Aid Endowment

Tuition Assistance

In recognition of our founders, Paul Raymond, Ellen Taussig, and Mark Terry, this endowment provides funding for students who qualify to receive financial aid. This creates a sustainable funding model for our financial aid program and ensures that we can continue to attract and enroll eligible students in perpetuity. 

The Northwest Experience Fund

For an Equitable Student Experience

The X-fund provides support for the additional costs beyond tuition. It enables students who receive financial aid to fully participate all Northwest School experience, inclusive of but not limited to books and supplies, art supplies and instruments, athletic gear and travel, and global experiences.

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The Rex Stratton Memorial Fund for Community Engagement

Rex Stratton was a trustee of The Northwest School, serving on the board from 1982 to 1999. He was integral to the success of the school and, starting in 1984, spearheaded several key fundraising and marketing initiatives.

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We have established the Rex Stratton Memorial Fund for Community Engagement to honor his commitment to volunteerism.

This fund supports The Northwest School’s commitment to community engagement, both locally and globally. Each year, this fund will help provide opportunities for students and faculty to design projects that will honor the legacy of Rex Stratton’s dedication to community engagement. In doing so, students will be able to broaden their world view and discover new ways to utilize their wisdom and compassion to make a difference. 

Making a gift online is fast, easy and secure. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Once complete, please click the "submit" button at the bottom of this page.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated! If you have questions or need help with this form, please contact the Development Department at or 206-682-7309.

Development Events

Dough & Joe

October 17-18, 2023 Stop by for a doughnut and coffee to thank you for your House Fund pledge.

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Grandparents & Special Friends Day

October 27, 2023 Please join us this fall! Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a great opportunity to share The Northwest School community with family and friends.

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Holiday on the Hill with Elliott Bay Book Company

Dec. 3, 2023 Save the date for Holiday on the Hill! Plan to swing by Stoup Brewing (Formerly Optimism Brewing) for a family-friendly dinner (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm) and then head over to Elliott Bay Book Company (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm).

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