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    Alexander Hamilton International Middle School

    Hamilton International Middle School (HIMS) is located in Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood and serves more than 1,000 students from the surrounding area. In conjunction with our school mission as an international school, we take pride in ensuring high levels of academic achievement for all students, providing students with a global perspective, and offering all students a world language experience. During the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years, Hamilton was named a Washington State School of Distinction.

    We provide a rigorous academic experience for all students in the areas of math, language arts, social studies, and science, in addition to providing services for advanced learners (Spectrum and Highly Capable Cohort) and supporting our ELL students and students with IEPs. We are proud to offer a robust world language program in Spanish and Japanese, which includes an immersion continuation program and a three-year world language experience for most students. Our award-winning international arts program and our outstanding music program are well-loved, with over 600 HIMS students participating in daily music classes. Last, but certainly not least, our dedicated counselors and YMCA Community Learning Center staff provide many services that support our students, including after school activities, peer support groups, and school break camps.

    Philosophy Statement

    We recognize that, due to existing racist, ableist, heteronormative, and patriarchal structures in the system of public education, in Seattle Public Schools, and at Hamilton International Middle School, the students and families furthest away from educational justice stand to be most affected by current circumstances. We at Hamilton, commit to a healing-centered approach to: 

    • the unapologetic centering of Black, Indigenous, and POC students and families and the decentering of whiteness
    • critical reflection on and dismantling of systems and practices that perpetuate racism and other forms of oppression
    • the prioritization, pursuit, and embodiment of anti-racist practices and systems to best serve and uplift our most impacted students and to foster equity, inclusion, and safety for our entire learning community
    • fostering, protecting, and celebrating the hope and joy of our students furthest from educational justice, to build a community of young learners who “thrive, not just survive”

    To immediately put our commitment to safety, equity, access, and community for our most impacted students and families, and our entire learning community, into loving action, we will:

    • Communicate with all families in a way that is consistent, clear, accessible, & transparent
    • Prioritize relationships and proximity with students and families first
    • Value growth, process, and social-emotional health over academic benchmarks and perfectionism
    • Slow down and “move at the speed of trust”: solidarity over urgency 
    • Foster community voice and student agency to challenge paternalism and individualism

    We are Part of a K-12 Dual Language Immersion Pathway

    Hamilton International MS is part of the K-12 Northwest Dual Language Immersion Pathway. For more information about pathways, please visit the SPS International Education Web site


    Above view of Hamilton Middle School

    Contact Us

    1610 N. 41st
    Seattle, WA 98103

    Main Office: 206-252-5810
    Fax: 206-252-5811
    Attendance: 206-252-5814
    Registrar: 206-252-5832

    Principal Dorian Manza

    Dorian Manza