Redefining the Middle School Experience.

We offer rigorous academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a small, vibrant learning environment.

Located in West Seattle, we view early adolescence as a unique window of opportunity to build a community with strong academic skills, creative expression, and character development required for a sustainable future.

Explorer West graduates become leaders who flourish, both academically and socially, on their educational journey and beyond!


We are accepting applications for incoming sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students for the Fall of 2021.

Our Community

There isn’t one singular group or individual that helps Explorer West to deliver on our mission.

Academic Excellence

Explorer West Middle School is committed to academic excellence across all of our programs.

Fall 2020 Program

We opened the 2020 School year in an innovative new schedule, our Remote Plus Outdoor Learning Plan.