Committed to shaping a community that fosters creative confidence, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) opened its doors in 1998 as the first secular girls middle school (grades 6-8) in Seattle. We encourage girls to take risks, explore leadership, solve problems, collaborate, and stand up for themselves and others. Our innovative curriculum is designed to educate the whole girl—intellectually, socially, and emotionally—with a focus on integrating social justice and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum.
We serve students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds within the greater Seattle area—from Lynnwood to Renton and from West Seattle to Sammamish—with an emphasis on central and south Seattle neighborhoods. Our staff of 29 currently serves 118 girls annually. Historically and currently, LWGMS is one of the most diverse independent schools in Seattle—diverse in terms of students’ race, ethnicity, economic status, and family configurations.
Almost 30% of our students receive financial assistance.
LWGMS has a brand new facility! The spaces are specifically designed to enhance programming and promote better learning for this generation of L-Dub girls and the next, with:
- A science lab, art classroom, and STEAM studio
- A performance space with a stage and tech booth
- A school commons that will serve as a lunchroom and hub of the building
- A big, green space for outdoor classrooms, community gatherings, and running around and playing
- And a full gymnasium where we can have PE, hold sports practices, and host games
These new, modern spaces foster greater collaboration among teachers and students, and allow us to provide more hands-on and experiential learning experiences to our students.
Attending an Open House is an excellent way to get to know L-Dub, its program, and its people. Meet with students, teachers, and administrators, and learn how our academic and co-curricular programs may be a good match for your family. L-Dub will be hosting a Virtual Open House on November 17th from 6-8 PM, and two virtual information sessions on October 27th and December 8th from 12-1 PM. L-Dub is also hosting in-person campus tours this fall from October 14th-December 16th on our brand new campus at 2100 S Walker St, Seattle, WA 98144. Registration is required to attend all events (virtual and in person) and can be done through the admissions page on our website.