With an emphasis on neural education, equitable and experiential learning, and community engagement, Seattle School for Boys will open in central Seattle this summer with its inaugural class of sixth- and seventh-grade boys.
Led by founding educator Jerome Hunter and Head of School Nick Creach, the new school aims to inspire boys to become collaborative learners, creative thinkers and compassionate leaders who care about the diverse global community. It plans to add additional grades, beginning with eighth, in the future.
“Boys thrive when they have authentic, hands-on educational experience that includes helping them solve real-world problems. I’m beyond excited to help shape the future of Seattle School for Boys," said Creach, previously head of the middle school at Seattle Academy.
Drew Markham, board chair for Seattle School for Boys, was full of praise for Creach: “His leadership and teaching experience at the middle school level, along with his belief in the depth of compassion and capability of adolescent boys, make him exceptionally qualified to launch our school and help it grow into a long-standing community treasure.”
The new school will be house in space rented from Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church at 1716 23rd Ave., but has no religious affiliation. Officials highlighted the school's proximity to Meredith Matthews YMCA, Homer Harris pocket park, the Washington Park Arboretum and public transit.
Much more information, including tuition, program offerings and educational reasoning behind a boys-only school, can be found on the school's website.
Photo: Nick Creach, left, is head of school, and Jerome Hunter founded Seattle School for Boys. (Photo by Lidia Wiens)