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Seattle's Northwest School unveiled a state-of-the-art athletic complex with a rooftop field on Monday -- NorthwestSchool.org

Seattle's Northwest School unveiled a state-of-the-art athletic complex with a rooftop field on Monday -- Nort …

Seattle's Northwest School unveiled a state-of-the-art athletic facility on Monday that includes a rooftop field overlooking downtown (h/t Seattle Times). Coaches just have to be careful their student-athletes don't take a ball to the face while staring at the view.

The facility, which cost an estimated $19 million, features a gymnasium, two-tiered cafeteria and 175-seat theater in addition to the rooftop field. It's located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood -- just under a mile walk from Puget Sound. The school posted a slideshow of the bright yellow building's progress since construction began in 2012.

Northwest School is a 34-year-old private school for grades 6-12 that offers basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross country and track and field, but the school's athletic program is probably best known for Ultimate Frisbee. The boys' and girls' programs have each won five state championships since Washington began awarding a state title 10 years ago.

Oh, and the school encourages its students to create their own sports teams, according to the always reliable Wikipedia, and they have responded with such squads as hackeysack, curling, sumo wrestling and even Quidditch, the fictional sport played by Harry Potter -- many of which can now be performed while overlooking the Seattle skyline.

While Northwest School may one day produce the greatest rooftop Quidditch champion the world has ever seen, its most famous alum remains Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Goddard. And to think your child could be a rooftop ultimate frisbee star for just $25,000 a year.

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