About

Mission & History

Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.

Our Passion

Empowering each student to live her potential.

Our Beliefs

Empowering a girl changes the world.

It is fundamental to understand and address issues of difference and oppression.

An integrated, collaborative curriculum challenges and engages students.

Middle school should be joyful, curiosity-filled, and safe and open to all voices.

History

In 2000, a small group of concerned south Seattle parents read about the disturbing trend of girls dropping out of the study of math, science, and technology in their adolescent years. Not wanting to see their daughters lose their confidence before finding their competence, these parents formed the beginnings of Seattle Girls’ School.

Now a 501 (c)(3) all-girls school, SGS provides innovative curriculum designed to empower girls to think critically and creatively within a stimulating educational environment. SGS continues to carry out its original mission of inspiring and developing courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. Over the years, Seattle Girls’ School has played a unique role in the Seattle community, working to ensure that young women, regardless of their family’s economic status, have an opportunity for an exceptional education.
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.