Explorer West Middle School

10015 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146-0981
Tel: (206)935-0495
Grades: 6-8 | 94 students
Explorer West Middle School embraces the energy and enthusiasm of young people on the journey to adulthood by fostering confidence and discovery.
Offering the benefits of a small learning community, Explorer West views the complexity of adolescence as a unique window of opportunity to develop the diverse academic, creative, and social skills required for a sustainable future.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 94 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Explorer West Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,700
Tuition Notes New-student tuition for the 12-13 school year is $14,900 for 6th grade; $15,900 for 7th grade; $16,900 for 8th grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,200
Admissions Director Claudia Rose


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools. Redefing the middle school experience. Small class sizes. Nurturing community. Teachers who are committed to working with middle school-aged students. A challenging curriculum: - math, history, science, English, Latin, drama, art history, art methods, music performance, music history, physical education. Advisory program. Outdoor Education program. Community Service program. Financial aid is available.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shorewood Christian School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Shorewood Christian School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Seattle
    Grades: PK-8 | 130 students
    0.2 miles
    10300 28th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98146
  • Seattle
    Grades: K-3 | 89 students
    0.4 miles
    9450 22nd Ave Sw
    Seattle, WA 98106
  • Seattle
    Grades: PK-8 | 372 students
    0.4 miles
    10404 34th Avenue SW
    Seattle, WA 98146
  • Seattle
    Holy Family School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 167 students
    0.5 miles
    9615 20th Ave Sw
    Seattle, WA 98106
  • Seattle
    Learning Way School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 12 students
    0.6 miles
    9202 21st Avenue Sw
    Seattle, WA 98106

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $13,013 for elementary schools and $14,312 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).