Lake Washington Girls Middle School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (206)709-3800
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  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeLake Washington Girls Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,850
Tuition NotesTuition 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$7,000
Acceptance Rate
26%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMolly Klema

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bike Club, Coding Club, Crafting Club, Drama Club, Girl Empowerment, Glee Club, Green Team, Student Government, Test Prep, Yearbook Team

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bouldering, Yoga

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.
  • Please join us for one of our Open Houses this fall.
  • Attending an Open House is an excellent way to get to know L-Dub, its program, and its people. Meet with students, teachers, and administrators, and learn how our academic and co-curricular programs may be a good match for your family. No RSVP is required, but the program does run for approximately two hours, so please arrive no later than 6p. (Please do not arrive before 5:30p.)
  • Thursday, November 2, 6p
  • Wednesday, November 15, 6p
  • 810 18th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  10/14/2017
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.
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5  5/4/2016
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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