Next Schools

Helping 8th Grade Families

The goal of our Next Schools program is to help all 8th grade families through the process of choosing their next schools with confidence and success!

The SGS Next Schools Program:
  • Begins with a spring information night to provide an overview of the program and highlight key points throughout the summer and fall to support families.
  • Provides students and parents/guardians with general information about the high school admission process at application schools and assistance in navigating back to neighborhood public schools.
  • Access for individual meetings for students and parents/guardians to talk through the process.
  • Director of Enrollment Management and Assistant Head of School advocate for students in the application process with area independent and parochial schools.
  • SSAT Test Prep and SSAT Practice Test options available.
8th Grade Pathways Class:
  • Teaches the art of networking and cultivating interpersonal relationships.
  • Provides dedicated 1:1 guidance to prepare students for high school and beyond.
  • Creates opportunities for real-world application of learned skills.
  • Broadens horizons through engaging guest speaker sessions, exploring diverse career paths.
  • Fosters social and emotional learning to support students on their journey beyond high school.

High Schools SGS Students Attend

Independent Schools:
  • Annie Wright School
  • Bishop Blanchet High School
  • The Bush School
  • Eastside Catholic School
  • Eastside Preparatory School
  • Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
  • Holy Names Academy
  • Kennedy Catholic High School
  • Lakeside School
  • The Northwest School
  • Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Seattle Lutheran High School
  • Seattle Prep
  • University Prep
Public Schools:
  • Ballard High School – Biotech Program*
  • Bellevue High School
  • Bellingham High School
  • The Center School
  • Cleveland High School – STEM Program*
  • Franklin High School
  • Garfield High School – Honors Program*
  • Ingraham High School – IB Program*
  • Lake Washington High School
  • Mercer Island High School
  • The Nova Project *
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School*
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
*An application or selection process is in place for acceptance.
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.