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The Northwest School

According to information for 2019, an average SAT score made up 1300
Address: 1415 Summit Avenue Seattle, WA 9812
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Description The Northwest School

  • Founded: in 1980
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Age of students: 14-18 years
  • Total number of students: 496 people (foreigners about 98-100 people)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Accommodation type: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Northwest School is the only boarding house in Seattle where students (including foreign students) are provided with accommodation and meals in their own residences. It is located in the heart of the city, in a beautiful historic building on Capitol Hill. The total number of students today reaches 500 people (about 1/5 - foreign students). Friendly and comfortable environment on the campus provides fast, productive progress of students, intellectual and social, psycho-emotional development: the institution is considered a highly intelligent community, has a reward from the US Department of Education - the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, which is awarded only the best of the best.

Foreign students come to school from many countries of the world:

  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Canada
  • Ethiopia
  • Vietnam
  • Russia
  • Korea
  • Malaysia.

Students of the school can participate in a developed student exchange: the training courses lasting 7 weeks can be passed in Spain, China, France. In each class, no more than 16 people are recruited, and the ratio of students to teachers is 9: 1.

The saturation and complexity of the academic program gives students the opportunity to effectively prepare for admission to the best and most prestigious universities in the United States and the world - every year 100% of graduates become students of elite universities:

  • Princeton University
  • University of California Berkley
  • Purdue University
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
  • New York University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Minnesota at Twain City
  • British University St. Andrews
  • Brown University
  • The Rensleeer Polytechnic Institute,
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Taft.

Most teachers have doctoral degrees, extensive experience working with foreign students, including: by practicing an individual approach, they give each student a proper amount of personal attention, carefully monitoring his progress and achievements, if necessary, quickly adjusting the curriculum. According to the latest statistics, the average score of graduates on the SAT scale is 1670-2010.

Each student of The Northwest School is provided with an academic consultant for the duration of the training: he monitors his progress, helps to formulate a curriculum and schedule of individual studies, consultations, develop a training plan and admission to universities. Help students (especially foreigners) and staff of residences and boarding schools: perform homework with them, organize social and leisure, entertainment and extra-curricular activities - this gives students the opportunity not to be homesick from home and family, to get acquainted with American culture, national characteristics, traditions and mentality.

Separately, it is worth noting an excellent career counseling program and preparatory consultations before enrolling in universities. Individual and group consultations begin already in the 10th grade: a list of priority faculties and universities is being worked out, and in the 12th grade, the consultants help graduates to collect a package of documents and send them to universities, train for entrance tests and interviews. Annually more than 100 representatives of the best universities and colleges visit the campus every spring to tell about their educational institutions and recruit entrants for the coming year.

Seattle was founded in 1851 and today it is considered not only a major and important seaport, but also the largest city in the northwest of the USA, including the state of Washington, and also takes the second place as the best city for living in the country (according to Business Week ). The city infrastructure, the green forest surroundings and the spacious coasts, the mild and favorable climate are excellent: Seattle is home to the headquarters and general offices of many large American and multinational companies - Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Expedia, Costco and others. There are also large and prestigious universities, a large number of famous institutions of culture and art: museums and art galleries, opera, symphony center, ballet school with a huge concert hall; based many professional sports teams and clubs.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Northwest School

Program name

9-12 grades (High School Diploma)

The classical academic program for high school students includes all basic, key subjects and disciplines:

  • history
  • mathematics (mainly applied): geometry, algebra (I and II level), mathematical analysis, higher mathematics, statistics
  • English Language and Literature
  • foreign languages ​​(modern and classical: Latin, Spanish, Chinese, French to choose from)
  • Humanities, social sciences: history, English, literature, art history, philosophy
  • art and creativity: more than 57 creative trends (choreography, music, artistic and applied art, drama and drama)
  • natural science courses: chemistry, biology, ecology, physics
  • physical development and sport.

In each class there are no more than 15-16 people - the ratio of teachers to students is 1: 9. Classes are held both in a general classroom and in small groups, seminars, lectures, discussions and general discussions are held.

Foreign students can additionally take English lessons or study in a special course, which includes supportive language classes in the EFL program (English as a foreign language). In the 9th grade grammar, theater art, social communications and humanities plus English are studied, and other subjects they attend together with other students of the basic course (arts, sports and physical education, mathematics). In the 10th-11th class, language support is provided only in the areas of the English language and humanitarian courses, and already in the 12th grade all schoolchildren - both American and foreign - must meet general requirements and engage in a single program.

Creative classes are conducted by the best invited specialists - famous artists, actors, sculptors and art historians. In addition, pupils can study in one of the school teams or national teams, if they show outstanding sports results. Total teams on campus base about 30: the most popular and developed of them can be called a football, volleyball and basketball team, team track and field, cross-country and frisbee.

The cost of training in grades 9-12 of the school is $ 54055 (including accommodation and meals at the full board), 1 academic year = 2 semester-half-year.

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from 2 450 $ / 2 weeks

Summer camp for children and teenagers

  • Dates: July-August
  • Age of students: 10-16 years.

Every year students from all over the world (10-16 years old) come to The Northwest School to take an interesting and effective summer academic course.

The summer camp has an organization similar to the classical academic school plan - students can independently form their curriculum and program. Choose items from a wide variety of items:

  • English
  • exact sciences
  • natural science courses
  • humanitarian sciences
  • fine arts and creativity
  • sports and physical culture
  • computer animation
  • architecture
  • visual arts, etc.

The cost and exact dates you can check with your manager.

Accommodation and food

Residences for living are located directly on campus and are designed for 60 places: students from abroad are given priority. Rooms for 2 people are equipped with necessary furniture, lighting and household appliances: in general use there are educational and game rooms, cozy living rooms for relaxation and communication with TV (+ tables for ping-pong and table football), kitchen and laundry, computer zone.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: algebra, biology, chemistry, Chinese, French, Global research, law, mathematical analysis, maths, philosophy, physics, Spanish, statistics

Events The Northwest School

Free time many students devote to sports - traditionally for American pensions at The Northwest School, physical development is given special attention:

  • basketball
  • football
  • volleyball
  • choreography
  • running and athletics
  • frisbee, etc.

There are more than 50 studios of creativity and art: a theater workshop, art and dance classes, a photo lab, music lessons or drawing lessons, ceramics and pottery. Constantly conducted leisure and entertainment activities: hikes and excursions (including with spending the night in tents), snowboarding and downhill skiing, trekking walks and bicycle rides around the neighborhood.


  • According to 2019 information, the average SAT score is 1300, and the average ACT score is 30.

Equipment The Northwest School

The Northwest School is located on the Capitol Hill in the heart of Seattle, close to major city theaters, museums and concert halls, within walking distance of the Pacific coast, the world famous Paramount Theater, the Space Needle Monument, Pike Place Market and the first in history of the cafe Starbucks. The main school building was built in 1905 and is considered a national historical monument of the USA: there are audiences and classes for classes, studios of artistic creativity and choreography, a library, a photo studio, a theater. Not far from it is located a huge new multifunctional sports complex: it also includes a cafeteria, a theatrical area for 175 spectators, a spacious fitness center, indoor courts for volleyball and basketball - and on the roof there is a football field with a professional artificial coating.

Term dates and fees

The cost of training in grades 9-12 of the school is $ 54055 (including accommodation and meals at the full board), 1 academic year = 2 semester-half-year. Also, this amount includes basic medical insurance, a registration fee and all necessary teaching aids, books and materials.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Entrants to the school are selected on the basis of competitive selection, and quite strict: the previous academic performance, the results of examinations and introductory tests, the quality of the essay and introductory testing-interviews, personal abilities, talents, character and qualities of the student, leadership abilities are taken into account.

Requirements for the level of English for applicants are as follows:

  • 9th grade (with ESL language support): TOEFL iBT from 50, IELTS from 3.5, iTEP-SLATE from 3.5
  • 10 class (with ESL language support): TOEFL iBT from 60, IELTS from 5.0, iTEP-SLATE from 4.5
  • 11th class (with ESL language support): TOEFL iBT from 80, IELTS from 6.0, iTEP-SLATE from 5.5
  • 9-11 classes without language support and 12 classes: TOEFL iBT from 90, IELTS from 6.5, iTEP-SLATE from 6.0.

The first reception is held in September (deadline in early January), the second - at the beginning of the calendar year (deadline in the first week of February).


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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