Seattle school for boys

Collaborative learners. Creative thinkers. Compassionate leaders.

“Challenging the prevailing norms of masculinity is more important than giving boys a list of all the things they shouldn’t do.

Peter Glick

While society is chipping away at giving girls broader access to life’s possibilities, it isn’t presenting boys with a full continuum of how they can be in the world. That is not only about keeping individual boys from free self-expression. It is keeping women down, too.” 

Sarah Rich

Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed there wouldn’t be so many angry men struggling to express and empathize with emotions.”

Lelia Scholl

student life

Diverse learning opportunities

Students at Seattle School for Boys engage in a project-based curriculum that accommodates individual learners, small groups, and large groups in collaborative inquiry. 

Seattle School for Boys students learn to express themselves, discover their individuality, challenge stereotypes, grow from mistakes, care for others, and champion social justice.

With small classes, expert educators, and a caring community, SSB provides an innovative and rigorous interdisciplinary approach to learning. We offer mobile learning in addition to four-walled classrooms and a curriculum that prepares students for a variety of high school learning and social environments.

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our values:

Bringing joy, curiosity and rigor to learning.

Open mindedness and thoughtful engagement with our community.

You. Me. Us. Them. Mutual respect and compassion.

Self-awareness, self-expression and collaborative work.


SSB is a Subscriber Member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), which is the first step in SSB’s progression to NWAIS accreditation.

Adventure and innovation await you at Seattle School for Boys!


Thank you for including Seattle School for Boys in your middle school search. We know that the process of finding the right school for your child can feel overwhelming, and the Seattle area has an array of options.

Seattle School for Boys is the only area middle school that is exclusively focused on the needs of the adolescent boy.

We look forward to meeting your family.

Click here to email our Director of Admissions, Buck McKenna.

See our community for yourself at one of our events — in-person open houses or virtual tours and meet-and-greets.

Click to start your application process at Ravenna

Admission Timeline

  • January 13, 2022 – Admission applications due
  • February 3, 2022 – Financial Aid applications for tiered tuition due
  • March 18, 2022 – Admission notification packet is mailed and is posted to Ravenna.
  • March 25, 2022 – Family response deadline 

We are accepting students for the 2021-22 school year on rolling admission