TWO SCHOOLS QUICK FACTS
Lake Washington Girls Middle School and Giddens School, a preschool and elementary co-ed school, are teaming up to create a modern, sustainable campus for both schools in a first-of-its-kind partnership. See press release for a project summary.
Address: 2101 22nd Avenue South
Land: 42,241 square feet
Building: ≈52,000 square feet
Facility list: STEAM studio (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math), science and art labs, gymnasium, theater/performance space, teaching kitchen, play field
Design and construction partners:
Project manager (Costigan Integrated)
Contractor (Exxel Pacific)
Number of students: LWGMS: 115, Giddens School: 242
Projected total cost: ~$30 million
Capital campaign contributions to date: $9+ million
Construction begins July 2018
Move in expected late 2019
Shared values: LWGMS and Giddens School share a commitment to integrating academic excellence, students’ social and emotional wellbeing, and social justice—and as two of the most diverse independent schools in the Pacific Northwest, we are dedicated to empowering students from a range of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Both schools foster students’ understanding about how to communicate and collaborate successfully in a diverse society.
DESCRIPTION FOR MEDIA
Committed to providing a learning community that fosters creative confidence, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) opened its doors in 1998 as the first secular girls middle school (grades 6, 7, 8) in Seattle. Since then, we have proven that a learning environment encouraging girls to take risks, explore leadership, solve problems, collaborate, and stand up for themselves and others is a model that works. Our challenging curriculum is designed to educate the whole girl: intellectually, socially, and emotionally—with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum and social justice.
Lake Washington Girls Middle School empowers girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice.
Lake Washington Girls Middle School values diversity and promotes personal and social responsibility. Students, teachers, and families are active partners in creating a challenging academic environment, fostering independent thinking, and instilling a lifelong love of learning.
Lake Washington Girls Middle School holds up the opportunity of a world in which girls are nurtured and empowered to reach their academic, social, and emotional potential. To that end, the school provides a supportive single-gender learning environment where students, teachers, staff, families, and our surrounding community are active partners in inspiring leadership, social responsibility, and self-confidence in girls. Learn more about our vision or find LWGMS facts at-a-glance.
DESCRIPTION FOR MEDIA
Giddens celebrates a long history as a school committed to academics and learning, social and emotional development, and justice. For the past 45 years, Giddens has fostered young people who are secure in themselves, value difference and embrace diversity and think critically about the world around them.
Giddens School provides an academically excellent curriculum enriched with a commitment to critical thinking and social responsibility. Staff and families create a community that nourishes diversity, sense of self, and love of learning.
Giddens School, grounded in equity and justice, inspires children to actively engage in bettering their world.
The following values support the Giddens mission and vision:
Active and Engaged Community
Equity and Access
Diversity and Inclusion
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