The Northwest School

The Northwest School is 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.

Imagine a school where learning is a joy; where the curriculum is designed to prepare students for a changing world; and where everyone discovers the exhilarating chemistry between academics and the arts. Now imagine a school where 65 of 460 students come from many countries around the world.

Welcome to The Northwest School, an exuberant place where our challenging curriculum teaches students to discover the connections between historic, scientific, and artistic fields of knowledge. And where our international character makes thinking beyond our own borders a daily reality.

Some highlights from last night's boys' varsity victory over Bear Creek. On Senior Night, our boys' team earned a big victory, finishing the regular season at 19-2 overall with, an 11-1 Emerald City League record, the first time the boys have captured the ECL title in school history. The boys have also qualified for the 1A state tournament. More details to be announced soon!

It is Senior Night in the House tonight! We've got a quardruple-header of games starting with JV girls @ 3:30, JV boys @ 5:00, varsity girls @ 6:30, and varsity boys closing it all out at 8:00 pm! Come and show your support for all of our teams!

The Main Hall of the Northwest School was transformed into a bustling night market with the smells of foods from all over the world. Domestic students and international students from our boarding program put on the annual event, with all proceeds going towards the Junior Class Service Project trip.

Tickets Now Available for "Guys and Dolls"

Tickets are still available for this great show! Don't miss out! The Northwest School is proud to present the Upper School production of the classic musical, "Guys and Dolls," on Feb. 9-12, 2017.

Our international boarding students competed enthusiastically in their house groups during a game of “Guess that Tune” last week. Each group chooses a student to represent them and the first student to guess the song title and artist wins points! We’ve got another trivia night coming up this Wednesday!

Northwest Runner Named Gatorade Washington Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS TIBS! Tibs now goes on to vie for the national Gatorade award with runners from all fifty states in the nation.

Basketball Notebook: Northwest School has been protecting the House

Some nice press from the Seattle Times on our varsity men's basketball team's chase for their first Emerald City League basketball championship in school history. The Class 1A school is close to winning its first league basketball title and making its first trip to state.

Learning Language through Fire

"This is elemental and is immediate. You say fire and everyone has an idea." Advanced Spanish teacher Marina de McVittie centers her curriculum around the elements: fire, air, water, and Earth. Read more about the innovative teaching here: What is fire? This is the question Advanced Spanish students are focusing on as they work to improve their fluency and conversational skills.

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