Joy, curiosity and vigor in learning
Challenging the status quo for an equitable future
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Collaborative learning to build compassionate leaders
At SSB, we are building the future of education, where all are recognized for their unique contribution to the communities they serve and no one feels the need to conform to what society suggests they should be.
We are rooted in community development with a focus on sustainable and equitable education for all. We create a space for boys to be advocates for equality, foster critical thinking, empathy, accountability and inclusivity.
Located in the heart of the Central District, SSB is the only all-boys independent middle school in Washington.
We educate the whole child and inspire compassionate leadership along the way.
A space for educational justice
From Head of School, Mr. Brooks
My time as Head of School is a joy, watching our 6th graders grow into themselves, supporting our 7th graders developing into the leaders they aspire to be and preparing our 8th graders to leave their legacy here as they move on to their high school experience. I am excited to work in this dynamic environment with diverse thinkers, together building Seattle School for Boys’ unique mission and creating a collaborative, creative learning environment for boys. Having grown up in the Central District and Seattle Public Schools, I am committed to building a vigorous program for our scholars that is responsive to our community’s needs.
I have devoted my career to providing space and voice to those who typically go unheard in our educational environments. So I feel fortunate to have been called to continue this work at SSB. As the only single-gender middle school focused on the support and development of early adolescent boys, SSB is filling a much-needed gap in our academic community. We provide an environment that does more than simply identify the toxic traits of masculinity. We are changing how we address current social constructs and ideologies to build positive masculinity and true gender equality.
Together, we are a strong and vibrant community cultivating tomorrow’s leaders who advocate with compassion for themselves and others.
—Alvertis Brooks, Jr.
Bringing joy, curiousity and vigor to learning
We offer a cross-curricular framework specifically for middle school (6th, 7th, 8th) boys — active learners facing many big challenges ahead.
Throughout the three school years, four thematic phases build on one another year to year, learning both in the classroom and in the community.
Why Seattle School for Boys?
We believe in the power of a holistic educational experience. Along with an active, balanced and vigorous curriculum that prepares students for a variety of high school learning and social environments, we offer a program that prioritizes social and emotional development.
At a time when our boys are facing some of their toughest challenges, SSB meets boys where they are, inspires collaborative leadership, and helps prepare for true gender equity in adulthood.
2023-24 Key Dates
All School Retreat: 8/31 – 9/3
First Day of classes: 9/5
Fall Conferences: 11/20 & 11/21
Thanksgiving Break: 11/22 – 11/24
Winter Break: 12/18 – 1/2/24
Mid-Winter Break: 2/19 – 2/23
Winter Conferences: 3/11 & 3/12
All Grade Trips: 3/13 – 3/15
Spring Break: 4/8 – 4/12
Last Day of School: 6/7
Dates current as of May 2023
2100 E Spruce Street, Seattle WA 98122
SSB uses the word “boys” to include any child who identifies as or who has been socialized as a boy.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or family composition in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. We admit students who identify as boys from any race, national or ethnic origin, or family composition to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Seattle School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual identity, marital status, gender identity, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law.