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.