The Northwest School

  • We offer a college preparatory experience grounded in rigorous academic studies with a focus on historical, scientific, artistic, and global perspectives.
  • Our graduates are welcomed by renowned colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally. As important as where our graduates go is how they engage in the changing world, and our exceptional faculty inspires students to grow as thinkers and responsible citizens.
  • Our liberal arts education combines an integrated humanities program tracing the history of civilization with open-ended scientific lab work and two arts classes each session.
  • Studying current topics of international significance, traveling to our partner school countries in France, Spain, China, Taiwan, and Ethiopia, and participating in our study abroad program prepares our students to think and act globally.
  • Technology is integrated throughout our curriculum to enhance students` learning experiences and ensure digital literacy.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students494 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 27%
Students by GradeThe Northwest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 11
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,155
Tuition NotesTuition for both Middle and Upper School includes daily hot lunch.
% on Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant$29,585
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDouglas Leek
Admissions AssociateAlexis Ortega

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Acting Interest Group, Black Student Union, Environmental Action Interest Group, Feminist Interest Group, Free Draw Interest Group, GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, and More), Math Club, Middle School Book Club, Model U.N. Interest Group, Outdoor Program, Robotics Interest Group, Social Justice Squad Math Club, Acting Interest Group,
Black Student Union,
Environmental Action Interest Group,
Feminist Interest Group,
Free Draw Interest Group,
GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, and More),
Middle School Book Club,
Model U.N. Interest Group,
Outdoor Program,
Robotics Interest Group,
Social Justice Squad,

School Notes

  • MISSION STATEMENT The Northwest School offers a faculty who engage each student in sequential, cross-disciplinary study in the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts. We are a diverse community of people who challenge each other to learn in a healthy, creative, and collaborative atmosphere of respect for ourselves, others, and the environment. We graduate students with historical, scientific, artistic, and global perspective, enabling them to think and act with integrity, believing they have a positive impact on the world.
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