A Permanent Home for SGS

 
 

We are introducing to society at large, a cohort of young women who will play a lead role in addressing some of our community’s big challenges. They will be champions of change.”

-Karen Lane, Co-Founder, Rise Up Campaign Co-Chair

For 18 years, SGS has been educating students in several cramped, well-worn, modular buildings on the corner of South Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Blvd, in Seattle’s Central District. This beloved space embodies a charm and character that many former students and families remember fondly. However, the current facilities are not sustainable from a programmatic and financial perspective.

It’s clear that now is the time for SGS to build a permanent school home - one that will be a place of dynamic learning and leadership for middle school girls in our community for generations to come.

 
 
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SGS had a huge impact on my level of confidence, intelligence, drive and follow-through ability. As I trace my steps backwards, my education at SGS made the path to where I am today possible.

–Marita Phelps, Class of 2004, Howard University Graduate

 
 
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Our Mission

Seattle Girls’ School inspires and develops courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.

SGS is at a transformational point in its growth and evolution. To advance our mission, we must build a campus that will provide a powerful educational experience to catalyze every girls’ potential. SGS has launched the Rise Up Campaign to raise $12 Million by December 2020. This initiative will fund construction of a permanent home for one of the most innovative, diverse, and empowering all-girls schools in the country.

 
 
 

$12

MILLION TOTAL GOAL

2

YEARS TO RAISE FUNDS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION

 

2022

ESTIMATED MOVE IN

 
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The Project

In early 2017, SGS was presented with a unique opportunity to purchase an acre of land within a mile of our current location. The Board of Directors moved carefully and decisively to purchase the land with the intention of building a new school in the next 3–4 years. With the generous philanthropic support of a small group of early SGS donors, we purchased the land in December of 2017.

Our architects have designed a Master Plan for the new SGS campus that is flexible enough to allow for future phases of construction, when SGS has the resources to expand further.

The $12 million Rise Up Campaign will fund Phase One of our campus plan.

 
 
 

The Property Is:

 
  • Across from the Northwest African American Museum on Massachusetts Avenue

  • Directly across the street from Colman Playground and catty-corner from Jimi Hendrix Park— increasing proximity to public green space

  • Within walking distance of the new light rail station planned for 2023 (Judkins Station)

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Rise Up Campaign Progress

 
 
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Join Us

The time is now to rise up for girls’ education.

Join us for a student-led tour to see our mission in action. This one hour experience will show you what makes SGS special.

Interested in learning more about the Rise Up Campaign and future of SGS? We’d love to hear from you.

SGS is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the Campaign Cabinet. Interested in getting involved? Let’s connect.