Middle College High School’s new home: High Point Neighborhood Center

West Seattle’s smallest public high school has a new home. You may recall that Middle College High School lost its longtime home at South Seattle Community College (here’s our 6/13 report), which says it needs the space; then Seattle Public Schools planned to co-house it at Boren with K-5 STEM (reported 6/15), but neither school community welcomed that, and a new solution was sought (with confirmation 8/6 that MCHS would definitely not be at Boren). Just received from SPS:

Dear South Seattle Middle College and K-5 STEM at Boren families:

As you know, our South Seattle Middle College program lost its classroom space at South Seattle Community College for the 2012-13 school year and we were planning to co-locate the program on the K-5 STEM at Boren campus.

I’m pleased to announce that we have secured classrooms for South Seattle Middle College at the High Point Center Building located at 6400 Sylvan Way SW in West Seattle. As a result, the Middle College and K-5 Stem programs will remain on separate campuses.

The space at the High Point Center is well-suited for our small Middle College Program and is conveniently located with easy bus line access for our high school students.

We appreciate the feedback from our families, and we worked very closely with the Middle College Principal, Cindy Nash, as we developed a solution we believe will benefit both our Middle College and K-STEM families.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the start of the 2012-13 school year.


Carmela Dellino
Executive Director of Schools, Southwest Region
Seattle Public Schools

9 Replies to "Middle College High School's new home: High Point Neighborhood Center"

  • trickycoolj August 15, 2012 (10:45 am)

    Hmm, as an HP resident it troubles me that the first I even hear about this is in WSB… (thanks WSB!)

  • Brontosaurus August 15, 2012 (11:27 am)

    So happy for them! They deserve a nice building and excellent community location, instead of bring stuck in portables at an elementary school.

  • Oliver August 15, 2012 (11:50 am)

    Wonderful news for everyone!

  • wsmama3 August 15, 2012 (1:06 pm)

    Happy this worked out for all the kids involved! Thanks WSB for reporting.

  • add August 15, 2012 (3:12 pm)

    Do they mean Neighborhood House at High Point or the High Point Community Center?

    • WSB August 15, 2012 (3:40 pm)

      The address listed is the HP Neighborhood House facility.

  • will o wisp August 15, 2012 (3:14 pm)

    Are they still going to take classes at SSCC?

  • evergreen August 15, 2012 (11:47 pm)


    That’s a beautiful location. Much better than ugly portables encaged in chain-link fencing.

  • Patti August 16, 2012 (2:10 pm)

    I am really glad this worked out for both STEM and Middle College.

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