Explorer West Middle School: Where Young People Thrive

Explorer West Middle School: Where Young People Thrive

Explorer West Middle School:

Explorer West Middle School is a small learning community where young people thrive. We are the only 6th to 8th grade independent school in West Seattle. Our faculty and staff are experts in middle school education and focus on the individual needs of our students, meeting them where they are, building on their strengths, and helping them uncover new passions. Explorer West combines strong academics with an emphasis on the character of each student by fostering confidence and discovery. We are an NWAIS accredited school with faculty and staff committed to our school’s mission and core values.

Redefining the middle school experience means we are focused on creating a positive and supportive experience for students.  They are known and loved as they develop their academic skills, take on new activities, and become responsible stewards of our planet and the community.

At Explorer West, our program highlights include:

  • Safe, collaborative learning environments with small class sizes- about 18 students per class.
  • A strong high school preparatory curriculum that will have students prepared in math, science, and writing. Core academic classes are complimented by three years of studio art, music, and drama.
  • Our multi-grade, peer-mentor based advisory groups build leadership and support students through their middle school experience.
  • A Latin program with an 8th grade trip to Rome, Italy.
  • Outdoor education programs where students learn leadership and wilderness skills through excursions in Washington’s natural environment. Outings include camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
  • An award-winning sustainability program and a focus on civic responsibility and community involvement.
  • An economically diverse student body supported through a strong financial aid and endowment program.

Come learn what makes us different at our Open House on November 7th and December 2nd. Visit our website for more information and to register. Contact the school at 206-935-0495 or visit www.explorer-west.org for more information on our programs and the admission process.





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