Kaplan English school at Highline College

Best for a peaceful and relaxing location that's within reach of both skiing and the city bustle
98% Students recommended
Seattle Highline
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98% Students recommended

Why choose our Highline College school in Seattle?

Learn English near Seattle at Kaplan’s school at Highline College and be close to the action but away from the bustle of the corporate city.

  • Choose your course and how long you want to study for, whether a vacation English course for a short trip or a TOEFL® exam preparation for a couple of months
  • Stay in one of our student residences or immerse yourself in the language by choosing a homestay option
  • Be only a few minutes away from ferry boats, Mount Rainier and the home of the legendary but elusive Bigfoot
  • Our school is on the 80-acre Highline campus in the quiet, friendly suburb of Des Moines
  • Thinking of studying at a university in the US? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

 

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Key facts

Average age of students
22 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Minimum age
16 years old
Nationality mix
27 nationalities attended this school last year
Public holidays
21-27 Dec 2015: Christmas closure
01 Jan 2016 - New Year
18 Jan 2016 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
30 May 2016 - Memorial Day
04 July 2016 - Independence Day
05 Sept 2016 - Labor Day
24 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2016 - Thanksgiving Friday
2016 Christmas and New Year closures: 26 Dec - 2 Jan
Contact Location
Kaplan International Seattle Highline, 2400 South 240th Street, Building 25, 5th Floor, Des Moines, WA, USA, Seattle 98198
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
learning English fast 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $950
for 2 weeks
General English course
Best for improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $860
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $790
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $10,895
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $8,005
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $9,615
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $11,725
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $7,265
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
What is my indicative English level
from $8,720
for 24 weeks
Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 15hrs TOEFL iBT 55
What is my indicative English level
from $1,900
for 4 weeks

Facilities

Classrooms
Our school shares its classrooms with the college, allowing you to mingle with local students between classes
Computer lab
Highline has over 1,500 computers available for student use. There are also special computers available for movie editing or scanning, and computers with international keyboards. The Kaplan TOEFL® lab is reserved for language study, and includes Listening and Speaking software and monthly TOEFL® sample tests
WiFi
Available in the student center and library
Library
There is a library with over 100,000 books, DVDs and CDs that Kaplan students can use. There is also a dedicated Kaplan library for English learners, including information on colleges, universities, and job skills
Student Lounge
Highline College has a high-tech student union building with free wireless internet, game and study rooms
Cafeteria
The Student Union building offers a full breakfast and lunch café, and a pizza/coffee bistro
Gym facilities
There is a fitness center on the campus with weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and free weights. Kaplan students have access to the campus gymnasium during limited free hours
Transport
While travelling around Des Moines and to Seattle, students will typically use the Seattle Metro Bus system. It takes about 1 hour to get to downtown Seattle by bus and costs $2.50. Trains and ferries in downtown Seattle are available for trips to Canada and areas around Washington. There are bus stops on the Highline College campus to downtown Des Moines and to downtown Seattle

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2015.