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
-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.
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
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.
MILLION TOTAL GOAL
YEARS TO RAISE FUNDS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION
ESTIMATED MOVE IN
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)
Rise Up Campaign Progress
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.