Boys Basketball

We aim for our students' basketball experience to be one of their most memorable and rewarding experiences during their time at the Northwest School. Our curriculum teaches students to empathize with their teammates and coaches, to support their teammates in times of adversity, and to develop the ability to hold themselves and others accountable in a positive and respectful manner. At the core of our program, we hope students gain an appreciation for the joy and satisfaction that comes with the success of the team.

We are excited with the direction of the basketball program as the Varsity team is coming off the most successful season in school history, in which they went 19-2 during the regular season. The team captured the first boys basketball Emerald City League Championship in school history, posting an 11-1 record in league. Other highlights of the season include, three students named to the Emerald City all-league teams, a victory against a 3A Metro League opponent, and an 11-game winning streak. The season ended with the first ever boys basketball state appearance at the Yakima Sun Dome.

The Northwest School offers a Middle School basketball program that includes four teams in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. At the Upper School level, there are opportunities to participate for students of all levels on the junior varsity C team, junior varsity team, and varsity team. Our Middle School and Upper School programs devote time to individual skill development and the implementation of common team concepts used across the entire program.

For any questions in regards to the upper school basketball program, please contact Varsity Head Coach Sam Fein.

More information to come soon on winter and summer basketball clinics and camps!

Follow the boys basketball program on Twitter at @NWSBBasketball.

Girls Basketball

We believe competitive basketball is a great learning experience and opportunity for individuals to work hard together for a common goal. Teamwork – everyone pulling together, putting aside individual goals to give their all for the common goal of the team – is a valuable and rewarding experience. One that the team members will learn from and remember for the rest of their lives.

Northwest girls basketball has a varsity and a junior varsity team. We also have 3-4 Middle School teams that offer the opportunity for individual skill development as well as progressive advancement in team concepts over the course of 6th-8th grade.

Northwest’s Upper School Girls Basketball team finished 4th out of 9 teams in the Emerald City League in 2016-2017. We have seven returning varsity players, a great group of girls who were on the junior varsity team last year, and an exciting group of incoming freshman.

We aim to play harder, work together, and have more fun than any of the other teams in our league!

For any questions regarding the program, please contact Varsity Head Coach Ed Baran.

Here is a partial list of where some of our athletes continue to play basketball:

  • Nick Marsh '17 - Pomona College
  • Ethan Kurofsky '17 - Macalester College