Learn English in Seattle

Learn English in Seattle

Learning English in Seattle at Kaplan’s center at Highline Community College is a great place to learn English in Seattle, close to the action but away from the bustle of the corporate city. Be only a few minutes away from ferry boats, Mount Rainier and the home of the legendary but elusive Bigfoot…

Learn English in Seattle - Highline CC

Highline Community College, just 30 minutes from the city center, is an idyllic and peaceful place to study English in Seattle. The city itself has been home to rock gods Kurt Cobain, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, and more recently corporate giants like Microsoft and Starbucks. Highline Community College is in the relaxed Des Moines area, giving you great access to local attractions like Mount Rainier and Washington State’s famous ferry boats.

Seattle and the surrounding areas are known for natural beauty, a young and trendy music scene, and those looking to succeed in the world of high-tech business. Our school at Highline CC gives you a chance to learn English in Seattle, and always be a short trip away from great music venues, awesome ski resorts, beautiful forests and bustling shopping venues.

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Things to See and Do

  • Go skiing or snowboarding on Mount Rainier
  • Tour the city of Seattle on a ferry boat
  • Get 360° views on the Space Needle's revolving deck
  • Visit the art museums and galleries on free entry days
  • Organize a white-water rafting trip in Puget Sound
  • Wander Tillicum Village for a bit of history
  • Hang out in trendy bars and music clubs downtown
  • Go shopping for antiques or oddities at local markets

School Facilities

  • Access to the high-tech facilities of Highline Community College
  • A large library with 100,000+ books, DVDs and CDs
  • Student union with wifi, study rooms and coffee bistro
  • Sports facilities including a gym stocked with equipment
  • A full social calendar to help you find Seattle’s hotspots


Student Residences

Live and study with other international and American students, and practice what you learn in a relaxed living atmosphere. 

  • Room type: Single or Twin
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: 7 per week (breakfast)
  • More information:
  • Garden Suites

Student Apartments

Kaplan International Centers offers studio-style apartments, ideal for the student seeking a quiet and private living environment while studying at our HCC English school.

  • Room Type: Single
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catering
  • More Information:
  • Crossland Studios


Homestay accommodation is ideal if you want to immerse yourself in a different culture. Share meals with your hosts and benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations; a great way to learn English.

  • Room type: Twin or Single
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Highline fact file

School Location

Kaplan International Center Seattle Highline
2400 South 240th Street 
Building 25, 5th Floor 
Des Moines, WA 98198

Student Testimonial

"I had an awesome experience here. The classes were enjoyable, sometimes really funny, with a good pace and always pushing me. The teacher really made the difference!"
bruno cabral bergamasco
Seattle HCC School Testimonial
Student Recommendation Rate
89% would recommend
our Highline CC school
to their friends.
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