Please note that we do NOT offer after school programming on days where there is no school. However, we will offer after school programming on early closure days. For the 2017-18 school year, those days are as follows:

- January 12, 12:00 PM

- June 15, 2:30 PM

After School Care & Enrichment Programming

After School Care - The Northwest School offers an after school program for our Middle School students. It is a supervised setting for students who need to be at school up until 6:00 pm, each school day.

The program is held in the school library, starting daily at 3:30 pm, and provides a quiet space to work on homework and get some organizational assistance. While not tutoring per se, sometimes extra help getting backpacks in order and keeping track of assignments is a welcome boost. A small snack will be provided daily for the students. Any student participating in the program must be in the library by 4:00 pm, and must be picked up by 6:00 pm. The fee is $15 per day. Any pick-up after 6:00 PM will be assessed an additional charge of $1 a minute. Charges will be reflected on your monthly statement (available via My Backpack).

If you are a family on financial aid, please refer to The Northwest Experience Fund information in regards to how fees for the after school program are covered.

We will accept drop-in students, but to better prepare, we ask that you RSVP as soon as you know you need care by emailing us at

Pick-Up from After School Care:
Please note that all students in after school care must be signed out by the parent or authorized person:

  • If you are picking up after 4:30 (when the main doors close), you will need to go to the entrance just north of the main doors by the fenced-in garden.
  • Call the number for the after school program posted on the door and someone will come to let you in.

If you, as a parent/guardian, will not be picking up your child, please email us with the name of the person who is authorized for pick-up. We will not release your child unless we receive this information from you. If you need to reach the after school program between the hours of 3:00 - 6:00, please call 206-816-6126. For general inquiries, please call 206-816-6211.

Enrichment Programming

Our Enrichment Programming is meant for our middle school students. However, upper school students are welcomed to register as well. Please contact Van Nguyen, Extended Learning Director, if you have any questions.

We are excited to offer the following enrichment classes for Trimester III:

Chess Club - Tuesdays, 3:45 - 4:45, $175 for 8 weeks
Chess Master, Charlie Nguyen has been teaching chess in Seattle schools for over 20 years. All levels welcome for fun and competition. Students will learn new techniques and strategies with plenty of time to try out their moves as they engage in serious playing.

Creative Coding 4 Kids - Wednesdays, 3:45 - 5:15, $300 for 8 weeks
In partnership with Creative Coding 4 Kids, students will use, Scratch, the M.I.T. software developed to introduce coding to school-aged children, students will create their own customized computer game. Using Scratch, students will start with very small simple steps and gradually grow into coding sophisticated animations, games, and interactive stories. All experience level welcome! We have multiple teachers and thus, can accommodate different skill levels.

Archery - Thursdays, 3:45 - 5:15. $300 for 8 weeks
Pick up a bow and arrow and take aim! Archery enthusiast, Charlie Nguyen, will walk students through archery safety, skills, and drills. All safety gear and equipment will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Please note that this is an outdoor class that will be held rain or shine! We do have rain coverage, but please dress appropriately. To ensure maximum bow time, this class will have limited spots. Sign up soon to secure your spot!

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