Seattle Girls' School

2706 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98122-0981
Tel: (206)709-2228
Grades: 5-8
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Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.
Our Passion is empowering each girl to live her potential.
Our Beliefs: Empowering a girl changes the world.
It is fundamental to understand and address issues of difference and oppression.
An integrated, collaborative curriculum challenges and engages students.
Middle school should be joyful, curiosity-filled, and safe and open to all voices.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 27%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,336
Tuition Notes Tuition includes all fees including numerous "being there" experiences throughout the year and several overnight trips. Sports and 8th grade Spanish Immersion Trip billed separately.
% on Financial Aid
41%
Average Financial Aid Grant $14,935
Admissions Director Colleen Tremaine Nelson
Admissions Associate Colleen Tremaine Nelson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Affinity & Alliance Groups, Math Club, Rock Band, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Interest Groups, Yearbook Math Club, Rock Band, Yearbook, Affinity & Alliance Groups,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Student Interest Groups,

School Notes

  • Middle school is a critical time for development – especially for girls. As girls reach early adolescence, their self-esteem and interest in certain subjects is likely to plummet as a result of being bombarded by conflicting messages about femininity and achievement. Seattle Girls’ School combats the trend of girls losing confidence before competence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, with a transformative experience for girls in grades 5-8. At SGS, girls are challenged to discover who they are and who they want to become. Our project-based curriculum, grounded in real-world experiences, offers endless opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and problem solving. We invite you to witness what countless visitors to our campus experience: poised, confident, and actively engaged students. Our alumnae, when reflecting on their educational experience as a whole, often attribute who they become and what they achieve to the transformative experiences they had at SGS – their middle school!

Profile last updated: 09/14/2015

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