Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166


Maritime High School

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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.

Student Information Sessions

Information sessions for Maritime High School have passed. Please view the below information session recording. 



Confirmation Conversations will take place starting in Mid-March. During this time of connection, it will be a chance for you to get to know a little more about the school before deciding to commit to your enrollment officially.

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We are thrilled to be collaborating with the organizations below. They will play a pivotal role in the learning experiences of our students by providing mentorship and internship opportunities in the future. 

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Hello future Maritime students and families! I hope your March is off to a great start! By now, you should have received notification that you have been accepted into the inaugural Class of 2025 of Maritime High School. I am excited to meet each and every one of you in the next couple of weeks during our “Confirmation Conversations,” which take place Mid-March. Stay tuned for details

A message from Superintendent Susan Enfield

Superintendent Enfield's message to families on Wednesday touched a nerve that taps into the frustration and anger many of us a feeling right now. Dr. Enfield has a few words about that, and she also shares some good news about vaccination for Highline staff

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Please read this family message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about in-person hybrid learning. 

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


Contact Heather Seely

Interested in Maritime?

If you are an incoming 9th-grade student and interested in applying to Maritime High School for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out and submit this form. We will reach out to you with additional information on space availability in late April.

Interest Form


Tremain Holloway 

How to Apply

Applications for Maritime High School closed on January 31.  

Visit Our Admissions Page


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

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

Maritime Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter sent to our Maritime High School community.

MArch NEwsletter