Over the past four years in Yearbook, I have learned a lot more than just Photoshop and InDesign. I've learned to stand up for myself, be an effective leader and to always say please and thank you. I truly mean it when I say I would not be the person I am today without this class." Patricia '16

Students begin taking publications classes in seventh grade, starting in Middle School Journalism and Yearbook, with many moving up to leadership positions in Upper School Journalism and Yearbook. Using state-of-the-art software and professional-grade camera equipment, they learn how to communicate through writing, photography, and graphic design. Beginning with understanding their audience, students learn the best ways to grab that audience’s attention, support their assertions with evidence, and tell compelling stories. Publications include traditional print efforts (two newspapers and the yearbook) as well as a website, an Instagram account, a Twitter feed, and occasional videos.

Student Distinctions:

  • Upper School Journalism – three-time Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association
  • Upper School Literary magazine – two-time First Place award from the American Scholastic Press Association
  • Yearbook – best cover in 2011 and 2015 for Washington State from the Walsworth Yearbooks of Distinction competition


  • Publications teacher Scott Collins is a former television news producer.