Student Interest Groups

Any student with a passion or interest can start an Interest Group at The Northwest School. These groups meet from one to three times a month and can operate any number of ways depending on the students involved. Some, such as the Womanxst Interest Group, raise awareness on social issues throughout the community. Others, like the Coding Group, inspire students to learn from and teach each other about rapidly changing technologies in society.

Sample Groups

Environmental Interest Group
The Environmental Interest Group (EIG) includes students in grades 6-12 and works to expand the environmental consciousness of every individual within The Northwest School in order to promote global and local change through concrete projects and advocacy. The student-led group has more than 30 members and a long history of engagement on and off campus. One of the signature projects of the EIG is the school's current Urban Farm and Garden.

Model UN Interest Group
The Model UN Interest Group was started by students interested in international relations. Model UN members have organized extra-curricular trips to speaking sessions with foreign diplomats in Seattle, and have participated in Model UN events around the region. The group also helps coordinate the NWS Global Affairs Speaker Series, which organizes discussions with global relation experts.

Other Interest Groups include:

  • Asian Art Club
  • Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group
  • Badminton Club
  • Birding
  • Black Student Union
  • The Cooking Space
  • Cupcakes for a Cause
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Internet of Things
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Latin American Union
  • Middle School Book Club
  • PlayClayPlay
  • Programming Interest Group
  • Q-Club
  • Team Enough
  • Womanxst Interest Group