The Northwest School

Tel: (206)682-7309
  • We offer a college preparatory experience grounded in rigorous study and the philosophy of knowledge.
  • For this reason, 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 prepares our students to think globally, and 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 Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 493 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade The Northwest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $30,197
Tuition Notes Tuition for both Middle and Upper School includesdaily hot lunch and the full cost of books.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $23,000
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Douglas Leek
Admissions Associate Alexis Ortega

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Outdoor Program, Ski Bus, Various Student Interest Groups Ski Bus, Outdoor Program,
Various Student Interest Groups,

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.

Profile last updated: 11/25/2015

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