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SGS News

  • 20 for 20: Keira Edwards, SGS Alum Class of 2006

    By sgsadmin on September 1, 2021

    Welcome to the first piece of our 20 Years, 20 Stories series, celebrating Seattle Girls’ School’s two decades of educating and nurturing young leaders! We chatted with alum Keira Edwards, who graduated with the SGS class of 2006. Keira describes her time at SGS as a one-of-a-kind experience where she learned who she really was (at only 12!), felt safe

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  • Making the Most of an Uncertain School Year

    By sgsadmin on September 1, 2021

    Head of School Brenda Leak’s advice on how to make the most of this uncertain school year was recently published as on op-ed in The Seattle Times. She writes, “Center people and connection first: Education is built on relationships and trust among students, educators and families. When the relationships are strong, anything is possible. When they’re not, things fall apart.”

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  • Seventh graders spotlight their skills in advocacy and activism in the Pay It Forward Culmination

    By sgsadmin on June 3, 2021

    Written by Jethro Swain, University of Washington Journalism Student This year, Seattle Girls’ School’s Pay It Forward project featured another group of passionate seventh graders who presented their own creative solutions to real world political and social issues such as tiger poaching, premature deaths in Liberia, and police brutality. The Pay It Forward event, which has been put on by

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What people are saying about Seattle Girls' School...

  • "SGS has inspired me to be President one day. They have instilled in me the confidence that I can do anything."
    8th grade student
  • "SGS has inspired me to change the world, to persevere, to take some risks."
    7th grade student
  • "SGS had a huge impact on my level of confidence, intelligence, drive and follow-through ability. It took several years to realize it but as I trace my steps backwards it seems that my education at SGS made the path to where I am today possible."
    Marita Phelps, Class of 2004, Howard University Graduate
  • "SGS has inspired me to think about how I could make a difference and take a different point of view."
    6th grade student
  • "My favorite thing about SGS is that everyone has a chance to laugh in class. The learning here is incredible - you have a chance to CHANGE THE WORLD! You can be you."
    Current 7th grade student
  • "Seattle Girls' School was crucial to my interest in science."
    Anna Maria Coronata, Class of 2004, Wellesley College Graduate (B.S. Neuroscience)
  • "SGS guided me in building a strong foundation for who I am and who I will become. I'm still figuring it out, but SGS gave me a confident start."
    Ravenna Napp-Shapiro, Class of 2007, Graduate of Prescott College
  • "SGS made such a huge difference in my life. I woke up every day excited to go to school. Every class was engaging and really fueled my love for learning."  
    -Emerson Lynch, Class of 2007, Graduate of Smith College (Mathematics and Geoscience)
  • "I feel that I've found myself ahead of the curve on a lot of social-justice based conversations because of the background and training I had at SGS."
    Piper Lewis, Class of 2004, Earlham College Graduate
  • "SGS gave me the determination and confidence to know that all my goals, no matter how large or unordinary, are obtainable if I put my mind to it and give it my all."
    Erika Vranizan, Class of 2004, Western Washington University Graduate
  • "Having attended SGS shaped my love for science and my ability to think creatively."
    Dani Nurick, Class of 2007, Graduate of Brandeis University
  • "I am currently pursuing studies in a scientific field, as Mind Brain and Behavior is based in cognitive science and psychology. Studying any form of science would have never even crossed my mind had it not been for SGS."
    Salome Dewell, Class of 2008, Currently attending Bard College

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