Animating Cell Division in 7th Grade Science!

Our 7th-grade students have been studying genetics this Fall. They started by learning the parts of a cell and created their own models of cells. The students were so creative, using everything from legos to candy to illustrate their cell models! As they’ve learned about cell division, they created these stop motion animations to show…

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Alumni Visit from Seattle Prep Students

We prepare our students for high school throughout their time at Explorer West. For eighth-grade students, we invite a variety of high schools to help them learn about the unique offerings at different schools. Staff representatives and students talk about their school and allow our students to ask questions. Our 8th graders explore possibilities and…

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7th Graders Epic Outdoor Education Trip to Ross Lake!

This year’s fall Explorer West Outdoor Education trip for our 7th graders was backpacking at Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Starting out the school year, campers reestablished their connections with fellow students and rekindled their relationship with the outdoors. Head of School Barbara Frailey was along on the trip and was impressed with how…

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Explorer West’s Luke Leddy is 2019 GeoBee Semi-Finalist

Think you’re smarter than an eighth grader? Try this: Which country does not include part of the Kalahari Desert—Namibia, Botswana, or Eritrea? If you answered Eritrea, you’re almost as smart as Explorer West’s Luke Leddy, who is headed to National Geographic’s GeoBee Washington State Competition. Luke will compete in the second level of the National Geographic…

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