Lake Washington Girls Middle School is a place where girls explore, experiment, discover, create, and learn about themselves and the world around them.
Since 1998, LWGMS has fostered creative confidence in girls and helped every LWGMS student find the tools that will serve her well: hand tools, power tools, digital tools, and the tools of their own strong voices.
At LWGMS, students learn that they have the power to solve problems, to innovate, to invent, to challenge the status quo, and to overcome obstacles.
An L-Dub girl knows that struggle and failure are normal and that effort is a crucial part of eventual success.
With a well-rounded academic program--grounded in social justice with a full complement of opportunities in STEAM, sports, leadership, and performance--girls are empowered to think critically, develop leadership, enjoy learning, and work for equity through an innovative curriculum proven to prepare girls for success in high school college preparatory programs and adventures beyond the classroom.
Lake Washington Girls Middle School empowers girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,250
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lake Washington Girls Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
124 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Lake Washington Girls Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 12 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes all fees, including labs, books, computers, etc. and field trips, including week-long fall field experiences.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$23,700
Acceptance Rate
33%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sarah Campbell-Harris

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Coding Club, Crafting Club, Drama Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Green Team, Student Government, Yearbook Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bouldering

School Notes

  • Lake Washington Girls Middle School is a place where girls explore, experiment, discover, create, and learn about themselves and the world around them. Since 1998, LWGMS has fostered creative confidence in girls and helped every LWGMS student find the tools that will serve her well: hand tools, power tools, digital tools, and the tools of their own strong voices. At LWGMS, students learn that they have the power to solve problems, to innovate, to invent, to challenge the status quo, and to overcome obstacles. An L-Dub girl knows that struggle and failure are normal and that effort is a crucial part of eventual success. With a well-rounded academic program  grounded in social justice with a full complement of opportunities in STEAM, sports, leadership, and performance  girls are empowered to think critically, develop leadership, enjoy learning, and work for equity through an innovative curriculum proven to prepare girls for success in high school college preparatory programs and adventures beyond the classroom.
  • Lake Washington Girls Middle School empowers girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Virtual Open House event  (Registration in advance is required). 
    • November 17th - 6-8 PM
  • Virtual Information Sessions (Registration in advance is required).  
    • October 27th - 12-1 PM
    • December 8th - 12-1 PM
  • On campus tours 
    • Thursday, October 14th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, October 18th - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, October 21st - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, October 25th - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, October 28th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, November 1st - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, November 4th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, November 8th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, November 15th - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, November 18th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, November 29th- 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, December 2nd - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, December 6th - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, December 9th - 9-10 AM
    • Monday, December 13th - 9-10 AM
    • Thursday, December 16th - 9-10 AM
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lake Washington Girls Middle School cost?

Lake Washington Girls Middle School's tuition is approximately $32,250 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Lake Washington Girls Middle School?

The acceptance rate of Lake Washington Girls Middle School is 33%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. Lake Washington Girls Middle School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Washington with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Lake Washington Girls Middle School offer?

Lake Washington Girls Middle School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.

What is Lake Washington Girls Middle School's ranking?

Lake Washington Girls Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of students of color and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Lake Washington Girls Middle School?

The application deadline for Lake Washington Girls Middle School is Jan. 12 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 12 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I am the proud parent of an LWGMS alum and a current student at this incredible school. My daughter has grown so much! The academic content and the additional activities offered are effective, engaging, fun, and challenging. It's important to me that my daughter is supported as an independent and confident person, and to advocate for herself, especially in middle school. LWGMS shares that perspective - it's the school's mission and foundation! I also appreciate that LWGMS is intentional in reaching out to community organizations that serve the diverse members of our community. The staff is talented and unified - consistent in their focus on our girls and available whenever I have a question, comment, or concern. I am so glad my daughter attends LWGMS!
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5  
I'm a parent of a current 7th grader and an alum who's a tenth grader thriving at a competitive Seattle high school. This school is very special. It sets girls up for success in so many ways--academically and also socially and emotionally. They truly learn to take up space and use their voices for good. It's a game-changer kind of place. It's gone through some changes in the last couple of years as other reviews mentioned, but as a parent who has stuck with it through the changes, I feel great about where it is and where it's going. The new head of school is outstanding! The culture at the school is open and positive and focused on supporting the students in being their best selves. Academically LWGMS is excellent--teaching critical thinking and preparing students for success wherever they go to high school. Aside from this, I feel like my girls will have a different trajectory in life because of what they learned in the halls and classrooms at LWGMS. If we could all have gone here!
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5  
LWGMS is an amazing place for girls to stay curious and confident during their middle schools years. Highlights: all girls participate in one play/year (drama programs is amazing); very racially diverse student body; 6th graders take a class called Fuel for Thought in which they learn organization/how to use their planners, their learning style, and brain research about learning; fabulous teachers - engaging and supportive (my daughter went from "hating math" to enjoying and strengthening her math skills); sister groups across grades that help build community and support students; strong parent support; social justice focus with girls learning about racism, sexism, etc., in a supportive, diverse community; no cut sports with high participation rates; excellent school leadership.
- Posted by
5  
At LWGMS our daughter has grown in every way, including compassion and respect. She has strong connections with her teachers, and they know her deeply. She is truly stronger in mind, body and voice! We love the welcoming, diverse, inclusive community and the strong curriculum. Social justice and feminism are woven into everything.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,250
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 12 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Seattle, WA is $19,231 for elementary schools and $22,577 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Seattle, WA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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