Academics

6th grade science explorations.

Explorer West Middle School is committed to academic excellence across all of our programs. The school community is continuously focused on developing challenging and engaging academic opportunities that maximize the learning and growth of every student and prepare all students for success in high school and beyond.

The school is one of the best in Seattle with its academic programs and the very dedicated and professional people and teachers who work here.” – Alumni Parent

Over the past 16 years, Explorer West has been providing middle school students with a learning community designed to help adolescents thrive:

  • Rigorous academics in a small, individualized and supportive environment
  • Focus on the complexity of adolescence as a unique window to develop diverse academic, creative and social skills
  • Fostering confidence and discovery through core academics (math, science, English, Latin, music, drama, art), athletics and our unique outdoor education program
  • Small learning community with peer and mixed-grade advisory groups
  • Faculty and staff committed to the school’s mission and working with middle school students

To learn more about specific academic programs, please visit:

Students collaborate on a classroom assignment.