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Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
The school has a uniquely international character: the fact that 16% of its population comes from abroad gives students a truly global perspective. Regular participation in environment teams, which clean the historic building and grounds, and in the outdoor program, which offers trips throughout the region, teach responsibility and respect for the environment. Students graduate from the Upper School with a true liberal arts education. The academic core is a three-year survey of human society from prehistory through present day. Learning to analyze history from political, economic, social, religious, and artistic perspectives lays the foundation for college-level electives in the senior year.
The daily presence of international students from more than 12 countries creates a global perspective for our whole community and makes our population unique among Seattle-area schools. International students who receive ESL support are gradually integrated into more courses with American students each year. Physical education, sports teams, arts courses, class trips, the Environment Program and the Outdoor Program offer additional chances for interaction.
1415 Summit Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Posted on July 1, 2014
This summer, a committed group of Northwest School students and three NWS teachers will be involved in a project that exemplifies the multilayered way students learn at NWS.
Posted on June 23, 2014
On the evening of June 9, 47 NWS 6th grade students presented families and friends with Global Issues-related research projects, demonstrations, and personal actions.
Summary: The Assistant Head of School oversees all programmatic aspects of the school. The Middle School and Upper School Directors immediately supervise and support their respective divisions.
Department Director: Alan Braun
Average Class Size: 18
Full Time Teachers: 71
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 36.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:9
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Summary: The Residential Life program at The Northwest School is housed in our newly renovated co-ed dormitory one block from campus. In addition to providing a nurturing home environment, the residential life program also supports the academic, social and emotional success of its residents. Offering support is a dedicated group of The Northwest School Parent Association who offer their homes, activities, rides and other acts of kindness to our international students living in the dormitory.
Department Director: Amy Berner-Hays
Number of Dorms: 2
Average Students Per Dorm: 25
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
kitchenette, music room, tv lounge, computer lab
Dress Code: Other
Clubs and Organizations
Arts Department Director: Lyn McCracken
Athletics Department Director: Britt Atack
Department Director: Peter Morgan
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 97.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: The Northwest School Summer Camps comprise an established opportunity for American and international teens and pre-teens to live in a global environment while engaging in academic, college prep and enrichment activities. The summer dormitory life is full of excursions and fun outings.
Department Director: Van Nguyen
July 08, 2013 to August 16, 2013
Registration Deadline: July 01, 2013
Financial Aid Available:
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