They have enough power to change the world
On a fall morning you might have walked up to the front office of SGS and seen a message on the pavement, "Danger! Middle school girls. They have enough power to change the world." Now, that message may have been perplexing if you have never spent time in a classroom at SGS, or at a rally lead by 7th grade girls, or seen the projects our students are passionate about. But if you have, you know that this message is just the beginning. Girls are powerful, and when they believe in themselves the things they accomplish are remarkable.
By educating me in a classroom with all girls, SGS prepared me to speak up for myself in classes where boys dominated the class discussion.
-Emerson Lynch, Class of 2007
Smith College, Mathematics and Geoscience
At SGS, we know that as girls reach middle school, 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. We combat the trend of girls losing confidence before competence by offering a space where girls feel safe and challenged, where they are more willing to explore their strengths and make mistakes, and where they are more likely to develop a healthy self image. Curious about the research? You can read more here. Or, you can hear from more of our alums about the power the SGS experience.
Grace Hopper Award Nominations
Every year Seattle Girls' School has honored inspiring women in the Northwest for their outstanding accomplishments and leadership. Do you know of a woman who deserves to be recognized? Consider nominating her for a Grace Hopper Award. You can read more about the Grace Hopper Award and our Annual Luncheon here »
SGS Medical School
It's the time of year when our 6th graders enter SGS Medical School! If you know any physicians or scientists in the medical field that would like to support our 6th graders as an email mentor or serve as a board examiner, please send them this form and/or email Phelana, our 6th grade science teacher!
Community Association of Parents (CAP)
Please join us for our next meeting this Friday, February 10th at 8:30 AM! Meetings are generally held on the third Friday of each month, you can see past meeting minutes and our dates for the rest of the year on the CAP webpage.
- Feb. 17 - Early Dismissal: Mid-Winter Break [12:05 PM]
- Feb. 20-24 - No School: Presidents' Day and Mid-Winter Break
- March 2 - Dad's Club [6:30 PM]
- March 5 - Mentor Event: SGS Garden Work Party! [10-12 PM]
- March 9-10 - No School: Learning Team Meetings [LTMs]