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Address
10015 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Telephone
(206) 935-0495
Explorer West Middle School is a private school located in Seattle, WA. It has 101 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $19,890 for the highest grade offered.

School Details

Grades
6-8
Students
101
Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
6
Part-Time Teachers
5

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,890
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid
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Students

Students
101
Gender
  • Female
    43%
  • Male
    57%
Student Diversity
  • White
    67.3%
  • Multiracial
    10.9%
  • Asian
    7.9%
  • Hispanic
    7.9%
  • African American
    4%
  • Pacific Islander
    2%
  • Native American
    0%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$47,680
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$944
National
$949
Median Home Value
$254,600
National
$184,700
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Overall, Explorer West has some very weak and high points. If you or your child is looking for a middle school experience that is rigorous academically and will guarantee academic success, this is the place to go. The academics are definitely solid and worthy, but I would not give them five out of five because of the fact that many kids are extremely overwhelmed and stressed with the workload. Especially in the eighth grade year I have seen many kids suffer with some serious depression and even self harm issues because of the pressure the school puts on some of it's students. The teachers at Explorer West are very supportive overall and are always willing to answer questions. Some of the teachers can definitely be harsh on the kids if you get on their bad side, though. The culture is usually okay, but many of the kids tend to gossip. The diversity is also weak. Really not a good school, but not the worst.
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My daughter is graduating this summer, and I hope she can find a private high school as good as EW. The teachers knew her an an intimate level unlike other schools, and she has blossomed into a smart, prepared, confident, young woman. I am truly grateful for what Explorer West has taught her, inside AND outside the classroom. Every day, I am reminded of what a wonderful choice we made coming here. the small class sizes and experienced, caring faculty are really just the icing on the cake. After going to explorer west for 3 years, my daughter can ace any test, and get into any school. The experience she got at explorer west is something that any child COULD NOT GET at a public middle school.
There was a strong sense of community at this small school, but it was very expensive and consequently devoid of many students of color. There are frequent and challenging outdoor trips required of every student, so someone with physical disabilities would be alienated and left out.