English school in Seattle

Against a backdrop of ocean, mountains and forest, the iconic Space Needle towers over a sophisticated, multi-faceted city united by a passion for great coffee

Our Seattle school

Hiking through lush coastal woods, discovering the next great rock band, or lingering in a cozy coffee house… If you can’t decide which sounds most inviting, head to Seattle. Located on the Downtown waterfront, with dramatic views across Puget Sound, our English school is the perfect base for exploring Seattle’s incredible natural scenery, rich musical legacy and colorful patchwork of neighborhoods. Listen to local bands at El Corazón, the club that launched acts like Nirvana, kayak across Green Lake, or plunge into the buzzing nightlife of Capitol Hill.

  • Seamless transfers available to multiple Washington state universities, many of which will accept a Kaplan certificate in place of a TOEFL or IELTS qualification
  • Newly updated facilities set inside a beautiful historic building, including a multimedia center and lounge with views of the Olympic Mountains
  • Conveniently located with bus, rail and ferry stops all just a few minutes’ walk away
School location
Kaplan International English Seattle 51 University Street Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Seattle
Majed Saeed Hammad Student Testimonial Seattle
”Seattle is an organized, calm, and green city, and the people are really friendly and helpful. The teachers motivate us to think, cooperate and speak. They focus on individual weaknesses of the students to help us become better.”
Majed Saeed Hammad
Studied in Seattle
Recommendation rate: 
99
Average total students: 
134
Number of nationalities: 
47
Average age: 
22-25
Number of classrooms: 
19

School facilities

Classrooms
Interactive white boards
Computer lab
Library
WiFi
Student Lounge
Cafeteria
Gym facilities
Transport

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

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 2017.

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Our Seattle school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities

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 in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your hosts
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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