life at seattle school for boys
Students at Seattle School for Boys engage in diverse learning opportunities through a project-based curriculum that accommodates individual learners, small groups, and large groups in collaborative inquiry. Throughout the learning process, students are encouraged to ideate, think critically, and develop original thoughts while connecting content to the real world.
Toward the end of each quarter, the boys at SSB present interdisciplinary keystone projects to highlight acquired skills and showcase flexible levels of understanding. The keystone projects are directly linked to service and are designed as the building block that solidifies the edifice of the learner’s work.
SSB’s keystone projects, presented towards the end of each quarter, are iterative models and reminds the learner that the work they begin is not a singular and isolated task. These projects remind boys that the work they produce is continual, collaborative, and open for revisions. While boys understand that their work connects to a larger community, they receive support and advice from experts in their respective competencies.
Our interactive daily schedule is unified with our mission. It contains research-based ingredients that support the overall development of a middle school boy. Baked into the academic schedule is structured time for boys to strengthen their executive function along with structured time to foster social and emotional growth.
Transition Time & Organizational Support
Advisory groups and highlighted strategies intended to support organization and executive function.
Athletics & After School Activities
After school athletics programs rotating in fall (soccer), winter (basketball), and spring (ultimate). Physical education programs and movement with outside vendors throughout the school year, addressing both physical and psychological components.
Discussions of various “isms” and social/emotional support and guidance.