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Maritime High School

students on a sail boat
students on a boat

Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021 with its first 9th-grade class. Maritime is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime CenterPort of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students.

Student Learning

Student learning will center on the environment, marine science, and maritime careers working on or near the water. To do this, students will engage in integrated projects, learning across all high school content areas. 

A typical week at Maritime will include time in the classroom, virtual (distance) instruction from home, and frequent field experiences and boat-based learning. In the 11th- and 12th-grade years, students will participate in internships to gain workforce skills and knowledge.  

Students will engage in project-based learning, working with teachers, community partners and industry experts in hands-on experiences; an innovative transcript will demonstrate their learning across all academic subject areas.

By graduation, students will have skills to launch a Maritime career, and will also be ready to continue studying in a 2 or 4-year college. Regardless of a student’s life path, attendance in this school will increase their understanding of the natural world, increase their competency in practical skills, and offer them a greater awareness of the career opportunities of the sea and beyond.


Information Sessions

Join us for an information session to learn more about Maritime High School and how to apply. 

Upcoming In-person Event

Calling all Current 8th-grade Students! 

Join us for an in-person Maritime High School Pop-up sponsored by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition.

January 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
8600 14th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98108

  • What is a Maritime High School?
  • Why Maritime?
  • Learn about the application Process 
  • Get help completing your application

News

Maritime High School Opens Fall 2021

Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021 with its first 9th-grade class. Maritime is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students. The new school will connect students to project-based learning centered on the environment, marine science and maritime careers.

Please return to this website as more information is posted and events are planned.

Questions?

Contact Bernard Koontz.


How to Apply

Students starting 9th grade in 2021 can apply to Maritime High School. Enrollment is open to students across the region. 

Students interested in attending Maritime High School must submit an application during the application window. The application window for secondary schools of choice opens January 1, 2021, and closes January 31, 2021 at 11:00 p.m.

Visit Our Admissions Page


Principal

Tremain Holloway 


Address

The school will be housed at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines.

Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198