Spring 2021 Outdoor Education Recap

Spring outdoor education is always a highlight as our year comes to a close. This year, 6th and 7th grades participated in day trips and hikes all around Puget Sound including Rattlesnake Ridge, Little Si, Discovery Park, and local sites like Alki Beach and Constellation Park. Students got to visit the Duwamish Long House and…

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8th Graders Complete Change the World Projects

Though many things were different this year, our 8th-grade students were able to complete their annual projects. In groups, students choose a topic critical to their local community and explore social advocacy to Change the World.   As part of the project, students create a plan of action, including researching current legislation and heightening public awareness.…

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Explorer West Students to Compete in Environmental Slam on April 22, 2021

Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE) hosts a yearly Environmental Slam. This student-focused, community event features middle and high school youth tackling local and actionable environmental issues. On teams or individually, students present their chosen issue for an audience in the spirit of a slam-style performance. Students have been crafting their performances. And, their short,…

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A Message to Prospective Families

Today is the deadline for applications to be considered in the standard timeline for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Head of School, Barbara Frailey shares this message with prospective families: With the unprecedented events of this school year, we know you are juggling a lot right now in your family. And while the prospect of choosing a…

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Preparing for a Lifetime of Adventure

Last week, an article in Parent Map offered a suggestion for a family activity, snowshoeing! Did you know that Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing have always been a vital part of our program? We believe in these activities for a few reasons: They’re inexpensive and accessible. Both sports require little expense to get started! We have a…

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