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), SGS provides innovative curriculum designed to empower students 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 all students, regardless of their family’s economic status, have an opportunity for an exceptional education.
SGS has always admitted students across the gender spectrum. In 2021, we formalized the language of our policy to reflect the reality that was already happening here at SGS and to explicitly state that we serve students who identify as female, regardless of gender assigned at birth, and non-binary students who were assigned female at birth.