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Explorer West Middle School

Located in West Seattle, Explorer West is a small learning community where young people thrive.

Explorer West Middle School

Located in West Seattle, Explorer West is a small learning community where young people thrive. We offer rigorous, distinctive academics and a diverse range of enrichment programs in a vibrant learning setting. For over 20 years, Explorer West has inspired students to positively impact their environment and community. Graduates become leaders who flourish academically and socially in high school and beyond.

For over 20 years Explorer West has redefined the middle school experience. Our academic program embraces the energy, enthusiasm and curiosity of middle school students by introducing relevant topics in sustainability, community engagement and the environment. Explorer West views middle school as a time to develop academic, creative and social skills in a safe and supportive environment. Our classes include English, social studies, math, science, Latin, physical education/health, outdoor education and the arts (music, drama and visual). Our after-school programs include Robotics, Math Club, Latin Club and seven no-cut sports. We offer the space and variety of subjects to help every student begin to discover their passion.

Ready to learn how Explorer West prepares your child for a lifetime of worth, knowledge and success? Join us for one of our Open Houses! We can’t wait to meet you!

2016 Open Houses:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30-8pm
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00-11:30am

Head of School/Principal

Evan Hundley

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Special programs

Outdoor Education, Sustainability Program, Latin, Debate, Robotics, After School Care, Physical Education Program, Cross Discipline Projects, 8th Grade Trip to Rome, After School Athletics: Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Track, Tennis

Facilities and resources

Science lab, Chromebooks, Art Room, Drama Room, Outdoor Gear for student use on outdoor education trips, Gym, Fields

Before/after school activities

After School care is available. After School programs include no-cut athletics, Robotics, Latin Club and Pi-Eaters (Math Club)

Arts programs

Full Fine Arts, Music and Drama are part of every student's experience.

Sports programs (Boys)

Basketball, soccer, track, tennis, ultimate frisbee

Sports programs (Girls)

Volleyball, basketball, soccer, track, tennis, ultimate frisbee

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