About Explorer West Middle School

Explorer West is a safe, intellectual environment that rewards effort and expression during a time when kids are developing their own personalities and methods of communication."

Explorer West Parent

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Welcome to Explorer West Middle School, where your child's journey to academic excellence and personal growth begins. We are a close-knit learning community that specializes in nurturing the unique potential of adolescents. Our blend of rigorous academics and a strong emphasis on character development ensures that our students don't just succeed—they thrive.

Why Choose Explorer West?

  • Small Class Sizes, Big Opportunities: Our collaborative learning environment, with small class sizes, ensures your child receives the personalized attention they deserve. Here, every student is known, valued, and challenged to reach their full potential.
  • Excellence in Education: As an NWAIS-accredited school, we meet the highest standards for independent schools. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire, preparing students for success in high school and beyond.
  • Passionate Educators: Our faculty and staff are not just teachers—they're mentors who are passionate about middle school education. They understand the unique needs of adolescents and are dedicated to helping each student succeed.
  • Outdoor Education and Leadership: At Explorer West, learning extends beyond the classroom. Our outdoor education program fosters leadership skills, resilience, and a love for nature.
  • Proven Track Record: With over 26 years of high school preparatory success, we have a proven track record of helping students achieve their academic goals.
  • Diverse Community: Our students come from 43 different schools, creating a diverse and inclusive community where everyone is welcome. We believe that learning from different perspectives enriches the educational experience for all our students.

At Explorer West, we believe that middle school is a time of discovery and growth. We invite you to join our community and see how we can help your child thrive during these pivotal years.

Interested in learning more? Visit our admissions page or email Dawn Fornear at .

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