School Details

Lake Washington Girls Middle School

810 18th Ave 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-3800

(out of 10)

Private Grades 6-8 54 students 10 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Lake Washington Girls Middle School is a private middle school in Seattle. The principal of Lake Washington Girls Middle School is Patricia Hearn and can be contacted at 54 children attend Lake Washington Girls Middle School and are mostly Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Washington Girls Middle School is 10:1. Seattle Acad of Arts & Sciences Middle School Campus is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% %
Multiracial 17% %
Hispanic 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Given how much I used these reviews to find potential schools its time I write a review for LWGMS. LWGMS has transformed my daughter. She exudes confidence a willingness to take risks and above all despite these hormonally charged years she continues to be caring respectful and compassionate. I am forever grateful to the faculty who always strive higher. The school is a perfect blend of academics and fun. Above all unlike many middle schools the LWGMS parent community is warm and inclusive. Not only does LWGMS prepare our girls but they educate the parents to form a cohesive partnership in our girls' learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    Top ten reasons you should apply to LWGMS 1) The teachers want you to succeed. 2) There are only 18 girls per class. 3) You will build a strong bond with your teachers and classmates. 4) You can talk to the teachers about problems with classmates or issues with homework or ...anything. 5) You will not get bored in any of your classes they are all fun and exciting with energetic teachers. 6) They have a good challenging work in every class. 7) We go to Starbucks at least 3 times a year. 8) You make an unbreakable bond with your classmates. 9) We put on a play each year(lots of fun). 10) Our motto is strong in mind body and voice and by graduation (8th grade) you WILL be strong in mind body and voice. I love L- dub and when I leave I will miss it soooooo much!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    LWGMS has been an incredible experience for both our daughters. It lives up to its mission. Our daughters are more confident willing to speak their minds in an appropriate manner and made it through the 'middle school years' in a wonderful nurturing academically rigorous environment. LWGMS gets at leats 5 stars.

  • (5 years ago)

    We could not be happier with LW. It is a fantastic school and really does build the girls for life- in mind body and sporot

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter could not have had a better experience. I'm shocked to see the 2-star rating someone gave below. It strikes me as petulant especially since this parent's main complaint is that the teachers 'care a little bit too much.' The school wasn't perfect but the strength and confidence it brings out in the girls really needs to be experienced to be believed.

  • (5 years ago)

    We used to think our daughter wasn't a morning person because she was slow to get out of bed in the morning. We had to reevaluate when she started at LWGMS. She LOVES going to school everyday! The classes are creative the teachers fun and supportive the girls genuinely cooperative and caring for one another (because that is the expectation) and the small class sizes mean that her strong writing skills are challenged AND she gets extra support in math. You can't beat the price (if you are willing to get involved and support the school with your time)!

  • (5 years ago)

    We could not have asked for a better experience for our daughter. The curriculum is rigorous the teachers extremely qualified and caring and the community of parents a group of people we are happy to spend so much time with! While our daughter would have faired just fine at a larger coed middle school we are so grateful to have been given the chance to offer her a supportive community during what can be challenging times for young women. The emphasis on social responsibility is a bonus for our family as it aligns with our shared values at home.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter grew as a student and as a person after attending LWGMS. The academic program is challenging and inspiring. The small school environment provides for ample enrichment opportunities and allows teachers get to know their students' strengths and challenges. Teachers work closely with students and parents to assure that academic and social issues are dealt with quickly. My daughter is still close with her friends from lWGMS 2 years after leaving. The girls form very close bonds and support each other long after they graduate. It is and excellent school in many ways. I can not imagine my daughter having gone anywhere else during those crucial years.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academics at the school are well thought out. The social aspect of the school is flawed and girls in such a small enviroment tend to argue lots. The school is suffering from growing pains.

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