One of the hallmarks of a Seattle Girls' School education is the opportunity to engage in being-there experiences
that not only facilitate but also cement learning. These experiences are not the exception, but the norm for teaching and learning at SGS.
Some of my favorite memories of SGS are...being able to get learning out of an experience
—not just learning for a test or learning something so you can be quizzed on it and then totally forget it, which is how a lot of schools are. I think a lot of the information I learned at SGS really stuck with me because there was so much real-life application to it and it wasn't just a multiple-choice test.
- Caitlin Gaylord, Class of 2010
Just this week, we have three such experiences happening for our students. Our eighth graders are collaborating and utilizing knowledge and skills acquired over the past several weeks to successfully journey to the International Space Station as part of their top-secret Mission Culmination. Then many will travel to Mexico—for real—for a week-long Spanish-speaking homestay.
Our seventh graders are heading off on a three-day Lewis + Clark trip. They're camping in yurts and hiking through mud, literally retracing the footsteps of Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, and her infant during their winter spent in the Pacific Northwest.
These are just three examples of the ongoing "being-there" experiences that not only give SGS girls lifelong memories, but also help them remember what they learned long after their middle school days.
Summer STEAM Camp
Registration is now open for our Summer STEAM Camp for girls, aged 8-11, who are not currently enrolled at Seattle Girls' School. Spread the word! Camp information and registration forms can be found here »
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