LWGMS At A Glance

+ Grades

6 – 8

+ Enrollment

110

+ Average Class Size

A typical class size is 18 students.

+ Faculty

20 faculty and staff members, plus many specialist instructors who join us for dance, yoga, martial arts, music, and theater.
31% of faculty are people of color.
B.A. or B.S. Degrees: 100%
M.A., M.S., or M.Ed Degrees: 75%
PhD, EdD, or JD Degrees: 8%

+ Student/Teacher Ratio

9:1 (core faculty)
5:1 (all faculty including non-academic teachers)

+ Curriculum

Every year, every student takes the following year-long courses: STEAM, math, science, humanities, Spanish, and art. In addition, each student performs in one theater production, completes a term of martial arts, embarks on at least one outdoor trip with her entire class, and sets personal, academic, and social goals for herself, and tracks her progress.

There are many mixed-grade learning opportunities, including electives, PE, and ThinkTank Week projects.
Subjects are taught by experts in their fields who collaborate to create a connected and engaging curriculum. Most students enter high school prepared to take AP and Honors courses.

+ Student Life

LWGMS fields seven no-cut sports (volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, bouldering, track and field, and ultimate frisbee) with an 87% participation rate.
Clubs and after school classes include Coding Club, Yearbook, Parks & Rec Club, GirlUp, Tinker Team, Creative Dance, and Glee Club.
Social events (including co-ed dances) are planned by the Community Board.
Leadership opportunities abound at LWGMS including Student Government, Community Board, and Judicial Committee. Every student has the opportunity and responsibility to lead in some way during their three years.
Summer programs serve elementary age girls, current LWGMS students, and LWGMS alum. In 2017, LWGMS had over 80 participants in three week-long STEAM camps and four LWGMS community backpacking and kayaking trips.

+ Financial Aid

30% of students receive some form of financial assistance.
Approximately 13% of our total budget is awarded in financial aid each year.

+ Diversity

54% of our student are students of color. Students come from 30 different elementary schools and from 16 different zip codes throughout the Seattle metro area.

+ Facility

LWGMS is located in the historic Immaculate Conception School building. We inhabit seven large classrooms, one multi-purpose room for lunch, events, performances, and PE classes, four administrative offices, and three conference rooms. In addition, we have access to an industrial kitchen and a multi-purpose hall in the Immaculate Conception church building.