Welcome to Explorer West Middle School

Our 2022-23 application is open!

We are excited to meet your family!

EW is a small, independent middle school in West Seattle where young people thrive. Our faculty and staff focus on the individual student to meet them where they are, build on their strengths, and support areas of growth. Explorer West Middle School combines academic rigor with a particular emphasis on each student.

Middle school is a significant step in your child's education, and choosing the best school can feel like a weighty decision.

Our admission process reflects our school's mission and values. Relationships are at the foundation of daily life at Explorer West, and we are committed to providing an accessible and warm introduction to our community.  Throughout the admission process, you will meet many members of our community, including our administrators, faculty, students, and current families. Visit our  Admission Events Page for more opportunities to experience life at Explorer West, both in-person and virtually.

We use Ravenna for our online application system. Through Ravenna, you can create a profile for your child, register for events, and submit your student’s application. For step-by-step directions, download our admission information sheet.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Fornear, our Director of Admission, at 206-935-0495 or through the inquiry form.