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The Northwest School
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  • Private, Boarding
  • SEATTLE, WA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 14
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,225
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)
$67,190
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$29,202
From The Northwest School

Founded in 1980, The Northwest School serves students in grades 6-12 in the urban heart of Seattle. Our engaging liberal arts curriculum steeps students in history, literature, science, and performing and visual arts. Students learn to think creatively and critically, tackling contemporary issues through the lenses of environmental sustainability, social justice, and global perspective.

Our exceptional teachers inspire students to grow as thinkers and doers. We believe students need to step outside their comfort zones and the arts are a key part of this learning experience. Through creative expression, students find their voices and gain the confidence that stays with them as they go to college and beyond.

We have chosen to be an internationally inclusive community, providing a global experience both in and outside of the classroom and offering students the option to travel abroad. Our boarding program welcomes students from more than 12 countries each year.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
71 responses
Average ACT
30
51 responses

Academics at The Northwest School

At Northwest, curiosity abounds in the classrooms, hallways, art studios, and athletic fields. Students are encouraged to dig into the subject, question the teacher, and ask why are we learning this?

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • International Market Day and Arts Gala
    41%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Connection to international community
    12%
  • fan nights
    12%
  • The greater school community
    12%
  • Senior Serenades
    6%

Boarding

Students Boarding
9%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Province of China, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
11%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
452
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 14 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

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