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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
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The Northwest School is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Seattle, WA. It has 506 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $60,485 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1415 Summit Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone
(206) 682-7309
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,575
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$60,485
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1300
44 responses
Average ACT
31
23 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • International Market Day and Arts Gala
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
506
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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The Northwest School is a rare find. Idealism about the role and purpose of education is a distinguishing quality of the school. It is an intentional community that values individual contribution and intellectual courage. Kids are celebrated for who they are and encouraged to try new things. They are scholars, athletes, artists, explorers, and activists – one and all. This approach develops critical thinkers who know themselves from the inside out. The faculty are brilliant! Not only great teachers, they are mentors and guides who care deeply about each and every child. We are grateful that both of our girls have had the opportunity to learn and grow in this magical learning environment with caring, compassionate faculty.
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Our family has two children attending the Northwest School. Both girls started at 6th graders, the oldest will graduate this spring, the younger will enter the upper school this next Fall. Our family are firm supporters of the school for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, is the excellent caliber of both the administration, and more importantly the staff. Each and everyone of the teachers we have experienced at the NWS have been stellar. The focus on academics is strong, but infused in the cross curricular studies are social justice, inclusion, and self-expression. We couldn't be happier!
Northwest is an amazing place! It's a rare school that walks it's talk. It graduates kids who can speak, write, think and act. It's has one of the best college placement rates in the city. 27% of its kids are students of color and that doesn't even count the 60 international students. Nobody fall through the cracks at this place. Northwest inspires its student to have the courage to change the world!