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 2016-17 school year, those days are as follows:

- Sept. 7, 1:00 pm

- Nov. 23, 11:15 am

- Dec. 15, 2:00 pm

- Jan. 13, 12: 00 pm

- March 23, 11:30 am

- March 24, 3:00 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.

For more information and how to register, click here. We will still accept drop-in students, but ask that you RSVP as soon as you know you need care by emailing

Enrichment Programming

Registration is now open for Trimester Three! We will be offering the following classes:

Archery – Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30, $300 for 8 weeks
(4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30)

Pick up a bow and arrow and take aim! Archery enthusiast, Charlie Nguyen, will introduce students to archery safety, skills, and drills. Instruction will include lessons in math and physics as they relate to the mechanics of archery. All safety gear and equipment will be provided.

Creative Coding – Tuesdays, 3:45 – 5:15, $300 for 8 weeks
(4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30)
In partnership with Creative Coding 4 Kids, students will use Scratch, the M.I.T. software developed to introduce coding to school-aged children, to create their own customized computer game. Using Scratch, students will start with very small simple stems and gradually grow into coding sophisticated animations, games, and interactive stories. All experience level welcome! Students who have taken this class previously will continue to build on their skills.

Chess Club – Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45, $175 for 8 weeks
(4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31)
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.

click here for online registration

If you have any questions about the programs, please contact Extended Learning Director, Van Nguyen. There is limited financial aid available to families currently receiving aid for the school year. To request aid, please contact Van Nguyen.