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Rise Up: The Campaign for Seattle Girls’ School 


SGS is rising up to build a new school building and campus by 2022. This transformational campaign will fund a permanent home for SGS and empower girls for generations to come. Learn more about Rise Up: A Campaign for Seattle Girls’ School.

Rise Up

Op-Ed by Head of School Brenda Leaks Published in The Seattle Times


Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, many parents struggled with how to even speak to their children about race and systemic racism. In a piece published earlier this summer by The Seattle Times, Brenda explained her experiences as a Black woman, mother, and educator; why parents must discuss race with their children; and how we can all take meaningful action. Brenda wrote:

 

“Racism permeates every institution in our country but it does not have to stay that way. My students make me hopeful that my grandchildren will have a different experience growing up Black in this country. They give me hope that my son will have allies fighting for his humanity right now.”

 

Read Brenda’s full opinion piece here or click on the link below.

 

Brenda’s Op-Ed

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

  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "SGS has inspired me to think about how I could make a difference and take a different point of view."
    6th grade student
  • "SGS has inspired me to change the world, to persevere, to take some risks."
    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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Having attended SGS shaped my love for science and my ability to think creatively."
    Dani Nurick, Class of 2007, Graduate of Brandeis University
  • "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)