Fast Facts


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


Our campus is in southern 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.


Explorer West has 107 students total, an average of 16 students per classroom, and an 8 to 1 Student/Faculty Ratio


Our community includes over 34% students of color, 25% faculty & staff of color, and students from 24 different zip codes.

Beyond the Classroom

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

Outdoor Education

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