The Northwest School

The Northwest School is a diverse community of people who challenge each other to learn in a healthy, creative, and collaborative atmosphere of respect for ourselves, others, and the environment.

Imagine a school where learning is a joy; where the curriculum is designed to prepare students for a changing world; and where everyone discovers the exhilarating chemistry between academics and the arts. Now imagine a school where 65 of 460 students come from many countries around the world.

Welcome to The Northwest School, an exuberant place where our challenging curriculum teaches students to discover the connections between historic, scientific, and artistic fields of knowledge. And where our international character makes thinking beyond our own borders a daily reality.

Students and Faculty Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Justice is just us being just us. If we want justice to exist, real justice, where everyone has access, opportunity, and equity, then it is really up to us, we the people, all people, to stand up and be for justice." -- words from keynote speaker Nikkita Oliver to the Northwest community during our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

The entire Northwest School community engaged in a host of workshops on Friday, Jan. 13, to celebrate the life, work, and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Professional Animator Visits Northwest

Raphael Suter '00 works as a character animator at Pixar and has worked on films such as Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, and Brave. He took some time to chat with our students taking Animation about what it takes to be an animator. Pixar animator and Northwest School alum Raphael Suter '00 stopped by the school's Animation class on Jan. 3, to share his experiences with students and answer questions about his career path.

Check out this video of Malcom S. ('18) as he and six teammates broke the U-19 Lightweight World Record for the one MILLION meter relay on the ergometer. They finished on Dec. 31, at 3:25 am, after 65 hours, 37 minutes, and 28.8 seconds! They also raised over $5,000 for Outdoors for All Foundation! Congratulations!

The Northwest School Alumni

Come cheer on NWS Alumni at the annual Alumni Basketball Game! Join the women’s or men’s teams on the court or support them from the sidelines! Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 401 East Pike

3:30-5:00 pm: Men's Alumni Game
5:30-7:00 pm: Alumnae vs. Varsity Girls

RSVP required to play, or let us know if you plan to cheer.

Northwest Boys' Varsity Basketball Ranked Top Ten in Washington State

Big news from our boys' varsity basketball team! The next league game isn't until Jan. 3, but we are hosting the Holiday Hoops on the Hill Tournament on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 if you need a basketball fix. For the first time in school history, the boys' varsity team is ranked No. 10 in the latest state 1A rankings!

Northwest Boys' Varsity Basketball Off to Scorching Start

For the first time in Northwest School history, the varsity boys' team upset a Metro League 3A classification team after defeating Lakeside, 53-48, on Dec. 19. The boys are currently 5-1 overall, and also are undefeated in league play at 2-0.

Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Tupac Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Class

Congratulations to NWS alum Stone Gossard and his band mates in Pearl Jam on their introduction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Artists are eligible for inclusion 25 years after the release of their first recording. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 will honor Pearl Jam, Tupac, Journey, Yes, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Nile Rodgers.

Celebrating Science and Math

Here is a nice taste of Winterfest -- plenty more photos on our roundup of the annual event!

The entire school community joined in Winterfest, its annual celebration of math and science, on Dec. 15.

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