Explorer West Middle School embraces the energy and enthusiasm of diverse young people on the journey to adulthood by fostering confidence and discovery. Offering the benefits of a small learning community, Explorer West views adolescence as a unique window of opportunity to build a community with strong academic skills, creative expression, and character development for high school and beyond.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 103 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,580
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
103 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Explorer West Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 13 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
6th Grade: $21,700 7th Grade $212,900 8th Grade $24,200
% on Financial Aid
32%
Admissions Director
Dawn Fornear

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Arts Club, Coding Classes, Debate Club, Drama Club, Dungeons and Dragons, Fiber Arts Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Girls Who Code, Language Lab/English and Latin Support, Pi Eaters Math Support Club, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Open Mic

School Notes

  • Accredited through NWAIS.
  • Our small class size allows teachers to focus on each student, supporting their individual challenges and strengths.
  • Teachers who are committed to and experienced in working with middle school-aged students.
  • Our challenging curriculum includes math, social studies, science, English, Latin, drama, visual arts, music, PE, and outdoor education.
  • Financial aid is available.
Profile last updated: 11/16/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 103 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,580
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 13 / rolling

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