Sage B. wins the 2021 Manvel Schauffler Award

During this year’s commencement ceremony, 2021 graduate Sage B. was recognized as a student of excellence with the Manvel Schauffler Award.  Tim Owens, EW’s Dean of Students, announced the winner and discussed the significance of this achievement.  Manvel Schauffler, a founding board member of Explorer West, played an integral role in the development of the…

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Congratulations, Rainier Scholars!

Denisse A. S., Rainier Scholar and EW Class of 2017 alum, was chosen as Class Speaker for the Lakeside School commencement ceremony. You can read her powerful spoken word address here. She will be attending Wellesley College in the fall. Scholar and EW ’17 alum, Lesley K. recently graduated from Kennedy High School. She was…

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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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A Note from Barbara: Anti-racism at Explorer West

I know you all have been very aware of the work we’ve done this year to adapt to the conditions of COVID-19, to continue providing the highest-quality school experience, safely, to our students. But as we near the end of this extraordinary year, I want to make visible some of the work our faculty, staff,…

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Now Showing: 2020-21 Student Drama Performances!

This week marks the first release of our Drama Showcase work. I feel so privileged to get to share with you two of the 6th graders’ projects this week. The first is a live recording of their Elephant and Piggie plays from the Fall. They worked very hard on this project to memorize their lines,…

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