Fast Facts

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Founding

In 1996, Explorer West was established as an independent middle school for grades 6, 7, and 8.

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Location

Our campus is in south west Seattle, between White Center and Arbor Heights.

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Commitment

20% of our total tuition revenue is reserved for financial aid.  More than 30% of EW families receive need-based financial assistance.

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Academics

Our rigorous program includes Art, Drama, English, Latin, Math, Music, PE, Science, and Social Studies.

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Enrollment

101 students in the three grades.

An average of 16 students per classroom.

8 to 1 Student/Faculty Ratio

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Community

Over 34% students of color

25% faculty & staff of color

Students from 24 different zip codes

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Beyond the Classroom

Includes no-cut athletics, student-led clubs, enrichment programs, community service and after school care.

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Outdoor Education

Students experience local environments, geology, natural history, and geography, as well as developing valuable life skills.

Accreditation:

Explorer West is accredited through the following regional and national organizations:
National Association of Independent Schools
North West Association of Independent Schools 
Member of Puget Sound Independent Schools