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 Feminist 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 Action Interest Group
(EIG) Students in this group started the school’s first full composting program and expanded its recycling program. Every year, EIG students organize Green Week, often arranging outside speakers to update and enlighten the school community and holding after-school screenings for environmentally-themed films.

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.

Music Interest Group
The Music Interest Group is open to Upper School Students and aims to encourage the free listening, sharing, and discovery of new music. Students discuss what they have been listening to each week, share snippets of songs, and explain why the music speaks to them. Students also engage in discussions on issues in the music world, such as the portrayal of women in rock and roll.

Other Interest Groups include:

  • Acting
  • Amnesty International
  • Badminton
  • Black Student Union
  • Community Meeting Student Committee
  • Coral Reef DIY
  • Cupcakes for a Cause
  • Eclectic Jam Sessions
  • Feminist Interest Group
  • Free Draw Interest Group
  • GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, and More)
  • History Day
  • Internet of Things
  • Lacrosse
  • Mandarin (Ni Hao)
  • Math Club
  • Middle School Book Club
  • Middle School Social Events Planning Committee
  • Mindfulness
  • Opera Club
  • Outdoor Program
  • PlayClayPlay
  • Quiet Recreational Reading
  • Standardized Calm
  • Strings and Composition Group
  • The Foundation For Tomorrow
  • Water1st