Middle school is a critical time for development – especially for girls. As girls reach early adolescence, their self-esteem and interest in certain subjects is likely to plummet as a result of being bombarded by conflicting messages about femininity and achievement. Seattle Girls’ School combats the trend of girls losing confidence before competence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, with a transformative experience for girls in grades 5-8. At SGS, girls are challenged to discover who they are and who they want to become. Our project-based curriculum, grounded in real-world experiences, offers endless opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and problem solving. We invite you to witness what countless visitors to our campus experience: poised, confident, and actively engaged students. Our alumnae, when reflecting on their educational experience as a whole, often attribute who they become and what they achieve to the transformative experiences they had at SGS – their middle school!
Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) is a 501 (c)(3) all-girls middle school with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Founded in 2001 on the principle of “our girls are tomorrow’s leaders,” the SGS STEAM curriculum inspires future female leaders and innovators. The student to teacher ratio at SGS is 7:1 with 15 full-time teachers and five part-time teachers. Seventy-one percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees.
Seattle Girls’ School provides a solid financial foundation for its community members as almost half of its student body receives need-based financial aid, creating a diverse community of learners reflective of our real world.
SGS graduates have continued to thrive in some of the nation’s finest institutes of higher learning including Scripps, Princeton, Wellesley, University of Washington, and Spelman College. For more information, please visit seattlegirlsschool.org.
Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) has developed a unique STEM curriculum, with the addition of the arts, for middle school girls. SGS knows that girls develop spatial abilities differently than males and found that by bringing the arts (areas with high female representation) into STEM initiatives, a connection is fostered for girls. The approach to STEAM at SGS includes an annual two-week STEAM project period and a community summer STEAM Camp for younger girls (age 8-11). To learn more about STEAM at Seattle Girls’ School, go to seattlegirlsschool.org/steam.php. You can watch a short summary video of projects during the last STEAM Surge by visiting https://vimeo.com/80423323.