Schools & Libraries

Burien is served by a number of highly regarded schools and higher education institutions. 

Highline School District

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students grades K-12 in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington state.

The district has 32 schools, employs over 2,000 staff members, and offers a wide variety of educational opportunities from early childhood to college preparation.

Contact:

Highline School District #401
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 433-0111

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How to find your neighborhood school

Schools and Libraries by Type

Higher Education Institutions within 25 Miles
  • Art Institute of Seattle
  • Bellevue College
  • Central Washington University - Des Moines Extension Campus
  • City University of Seattle
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Green River Community College
  • Highline Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Northwest Aviation College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Community Colleges, (3 campuses)
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Renton Technical College
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington (Seattle and Tacoma campuses)
Secondary Schools

Highline High School

225 South 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-6700>

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Puget Sound Skills Center

18010 8th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-7300

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New Start High School

614 SW 120th Street
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 631-7750

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Sylvester Middle School

16222 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 631-6000

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Big Picture (Grades 7-12)

440 South 186th Street
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-7700

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CHOICE Academy (Grades 7-12)

18367 8th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-7630

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Highline Homeschool Center

18367 8th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-7630

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Elementary Schools

Cedarhurst Elementary

611 South 132nd Street
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 631-3600

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Gregory Heights Elementary

16201 16th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 631-3800

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Hazel Valley Elementary

402 SW 132nd Street
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 631-3900

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Hilltop Elementary

12250 24th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 631-4000

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Seahurst Elementary

14603 14th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 631-4800

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Shorewood Elementary

2725 SW 116th Street
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 631-4900

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Southern Heights Elementary

11249 14th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 631-5000

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Private Schools

Kennedy Memorial High School

140 South 140th Street
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 246-0500

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St. Bernadette School

1028 SW 128th Street
Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 244-4934

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St. Francis of Assisi School

15216 21st Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 243-5690

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Burien Adventist School

14237 Des Moines Way South
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 246-8433

Three Tree Montessori School (Preschool–6)

220 SW 160th Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-5100

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Preschools

Burien Cooperative Preschool

425 SW 144th Street
Burien, WA 98166
206-241-6714

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Creative Minds Academy

2130 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 246-1196

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Europakids International Preschool

1015 SW 128th Street
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 246-1196

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Kid’s Country Learning Center

14400 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-5437

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Millennium Kids Creative Center

15901 Ambaum Blvd SW

Burien, WA 98166
(206) 246-1375

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Three Tree Montessori School (Preschool-6)

220 SW 160th Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 242-5100

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Community and Technical Education

Highline Community College

2400 South 240th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710

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Renton Technical College

3000 NE 4th
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352

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South Seattle College

6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 764-5300

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Environmental Education

Waskowitz Outdoor School (Highline School District)

Administration Address:
440 South 186th Street
Burien, WA 98148
(206) 631-7626

Physical Address
45505 SE 150th
North Bend, WA 98045
(425) 277-7195

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Environmental Science Center

Located in Seahurst Park
(206) 248-4266

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Libraries

Burien Library, King County Library System

400 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 243-3490

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Boulevard Park Library, King County Library System

12015 Roseberg Ave S
Burien, WA 98168
(206) 242-8662

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