The Northwest Experience Fund

The Northwest School’s philosophy is that independent school education is a choice, and that both the school and families make significant financial sacrifices to support this choice. We recognize that families receiving financial aid already make a significant sacrifice in order to pay tuition, and that required additional costs might represent a genuine hardship.

As part of The Northwest School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, The Northwest Experience Fund automatically covers the following costs in full for those families who receive financial aid:

  • textbooks
  • grade-level trips
  • sports fees
  • Outdoor Program fees
  • instrument rental fees
  • After School Program (Middle School only)
  • purchase of the Northwest School yearbook

Additionally, there may be unanticipated expenses that are unique to each family (cleats for soccer or ultimate, for example) that are covered. Families are welcome to contribute something toward the costs of any of the above. Limited assistance is also available for the optional international trips that run through the Modern Languages department.

Some families receiving a high percentage of financial aid may also require assistance with the cost of transporting their student to and from school each day. For these families, The Northwest Experience Fund may provide an Orca card for their student.

For questions or more information, contact Jonathan Hochberg, director of financial aid, at 206.816.6210.

To make a gift or to learn more about supporting The Northwest Experience Fund, click here.