In 1996, Explorer West was established as an independent middle school for grades 6, 7, and 8.
Our campus is in south west Seattle, between White Center and Arbor Heights.
20% of our total tuition revenue is reserved for financial aid. More than 30% of EW families receive need-based financial assistance.
Our rigorous program includes Art, Drama, English, Latin, Math, Music, PE, Science, and Social Studies.
100 students total.
An average of 16 students per classroom.
8 to 1 Student/Faculty Ratio
Over 34% students of color
25% faculty & staff of color
Students from 24 different zip codes
Beyond the Classroom
Includes no-cut athletics, student-led clubs, enrichment programs, community service and after school care.
Students experience local environments, geology, natural history, and geography, as well as developing valuable life skills.
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