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Seattle Public Schools

Public School District – Seattle , Washington

Several of the District’s co-educational, four-year public high schools accept a select group of international students each year. These schools have strong academic reputations—one also offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee are two of the many famous alumni who attended Seattle Public Schools.

The District’s high school campuses are updated frequently to keep pace with the latest innovations. Their extensive facilities include auditoriums, sports fields, gymnasiums
and modern science labs.

The District’s high school competitive athletic teams are varied and include the classics, like football, basketball and soccer, but also offer non-traditional sports like golf, wrestling,
dance team and ultimate Frisbee. International students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the American high school lifestyle through a wide range of art activities like music, theater and clubs.

The District’s Rainier Beach High School was recently named a School of Distinction Award Honoree.

Seattle sits between two bodies of water: Puget Sound and Lake Washington. A coastal seaport city, it’s best known as the birthplace of “Grunge Rock” music and Starbucks Coffee.
The world-famous Space Needle towers over Seattle’s picturesque natural harbor, providing commanding views of Mount Olympia and the lush Cascade Range. Progressive
and lively, the city represents urban living surrounded by pristine natural beauty.

Located in and around downtown Seattle. Seattle is a famous city found in the far northwest of the continental US. Among some of the more famous things. Seattle is known for its "Space Needle" Tower, Starbucks coffee and beautiful harbor. It is surely one of the most interesting cities in the US, surrounded by beautiful nature.

Area Population: 650,000
City Website: City of Seattle

Estimated Fall Start: Early September
Estimated Fall End: Late January
Estimated Spring Start: Early February
Estimated Spring End: Late June

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Foreign Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Band
  • Choir
  • Theater
  • Yearbook

AP Courses

  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Asian Student Alliance
  • Aviation
  • Black Student Union
  • Break Dance
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • Earth
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • French
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Girls League
  • Japanese Club
  • Key Club
  • Knowledge Bowl
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Scandinavian Club
  • Spanish
  • Student Government
  • Surfing
  • Thespians
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Carroll College, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, New York University, Oregon State University, University of Washington, Western Washington University

University Acceptance Rate: N/A

Closest International and Local Airports: Seattle -Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
For Details Visit Website:   Seattle Public Schools

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