It is primarily a day school but does have a dormitory for international students.
The Northwest School has rigorous academic standards and a curriculum that promotes global awareness. They encourage independent study and intellectual curiosity.
They have a strong environmental program, and an arts program with over 50 electives ranging from mime to photography.
The Northwest School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and is approved by the Washington State Board of Education.
Tuition for US students for the 2013-2014 year is $29, 120 for grades 6-8, $31,275 for grades 9-12. International tuition is $31,500 for grades 6-8, $33,655 for grades 9-12 with an additional $15,290 for boarding charges.