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SGS News

  • What’s in the new SGS Building?

    By Brenda Leaks, Head of School on November 13, 2020
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    We are thrilled about the future Seattle Girls’ School home, designed in collaboration with Mahlum Architects and the SGS community. Once we had a great location secured in the Central District, student and staff made their priorities clear, the Mahlum team set out to design the campus of our dreams. They have done an amazing job! The first part of

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  • Building a New Home

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    Construction of the new SGS home is almost underway and we are excited to tell you more about how the building is coming together. We are working with a top-notch, women-led team at Mahlum Architects to create a space that matches the creativity and energy of our amazing students.

    This is a two-part story. In part one below, you will read about the collaborative design process behind our new building. Part two will explain some of the building’s most interesting and innovative features. We’re eager to give the SGS community a fresh start with space to grow.

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What people are saying about Seattle Girls' School...

  • "SGS has inspired me to change the world, to persevere, to take some risks."
    7th grade student
  • "SGS had a huge impact on my level of confidence, intelligence, drive and follow-through ability. It took several years to realize it but as I trace my steps backwards it seems that my education at SGS made the path to where I am today possible."
    Marita Phelps, Class of 2004, Howard University Graduate
  • "SGS has inspired me to think about how I could make a difference and take a different point of view."
    6th grade student
  • "SGS made such a huge difference in my life. I woke up every day excited to go to school. Every class was engaging and really fueled my love for learning."  
    -Emerson Lynch, Class of 2007, Graduate of Smith College (Mathematics and Geoscience)
  • "I feel that I've found myself ahead of the curve on a lot of social-justice based conversations because of the background and training I had at SGS."
    Piper Lewis, Class of 2004, Earlham College Graduate
  • "SGS has inspired me to be President one day. They have instilled in me the confidence that I can do anything."
    8th grade student
  • "My favorite thing about SGS is that everyone has a chance to laugh in class. The learning here is incredible - you have a chance to CHANGE THE WORLD! You can be you."
    Current 7th grade student
  • "Having attended SGS shaped my love for science and my ability to think creatively."
    Dani Nurick, Class of 2007, Graduate of Brandeis University
  • "I am currently pursuing studies in a scientific field, as Mind Brain and Behavior is based in cognitive science and psychology. Studying any form of science would have never even crossed my mind had it not been for SGS."
    Salome Dewell, Class of 2008, Currently attending Bard College
  • "SGS guided me in building a strong foundation for who I am and who I will become. I'm still figuring it out, but SGS gave me a confident start."
    Ravenna Napp-Shapiro, Class of 2007, Graduate of Prescott College
  • "SGS gave me the determination and confidence to know that all my goals, no matter how large or unordinary, are obtainable if I put my mind to it and give it my all."
    Erika Vranizan, Class of 2004, Western Washington University Graduate
  • "Seattle Girls' School was crucial to my interest in science."
    Anna Maria Coronata, Class of 2004, Wellesley College Graduate (B.S. Neuroscience)

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