Welcome to Explorer West Middle School

Select openings for incoming 6th and 7th grade students for the Fall of 2021. Our 2022-23 application will open in September.

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.

Choosing the best school for your child is a complex decision. Our application process is designed to give your family an in-depth look into our community while providing our Admissions Committee with relevant information about your child.

Visit our  Admission Events Page for more opportunities to learn about our community.

We use Ravenna for our online application system. Through Ravenna, you can create a profile for your child, register for events, and learn more about the admission process. Download our 2020 admission info sheet.

If you have additional questions, please contact Dawn, our Director of Admission, at 206-935-0495 or complete an inquiry form.