Lake Washington Girls Middle School
Strong in mind, body, and voice
Committed to shaping a community that fosters creative confidence, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (L-Dub) opened its doors in 1998 as the first secular girls middle school for grades 6-8 in Seattle. At L-Dub, we encourage girls to take risks, explore leadership, solve problems, collaborate, and advocate 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 31 currently serves 124 students annually. Nearly 30% of our students receive financial assistance, and 15% of our total budget is awarded in financial aid each year.
L-Dub has a brand new facility, and the spaces are specifically designed to enhance programming and promote better learning for this generation of L-Dub girls and the next, with:
- A fully equipped science lab, art classroom, and STEAM studio
- A stunning performance space with a stage and tech booth
- A school commons that serves as a lunchroom and main hub of the building
- Multiple outdoor spaces including a rooftop field to be used for outdoor classroom time, community gatherings, 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 two Open Houses on November 5th from 10 AM - 12 PM, and November 16th from 6-8 PM. We will also be hosting multiple virtual info sessions on 11/30, 12/7, and 12/14 from 11:45 AM -12:15 PM. Registration is required to attend all events (virtual and in person) and can be done through our website. Questions? Please write to our Director of Admissions at email@example.com.