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Middle College High School

About

Mission

We are a diverse community whose mission is to empower resilient and promising learners to reach their highest potential and become critically conscious leaders of change through a transformative and liberatory education.

Vision

Middle College High School will create equitable opportunities for a successful post-secondary education by empowering students through social justice practices and transforming educational systems.

About Middle College

Our small school model allows for smaller class sizes and personalized attention!

Middle College High School (MCHS) offers Seattle Public School students a tuition-free, college education as part of a four-year high school program. We provide students with the supports they need to accelerate their learning. We are a diverse community with a mission to empower resilient and promising learners to reach their highest potential.

We offer two educational programs

The Ideal Middle College Student

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  • Is dedicated to the Middle College mission
  • Seeks an empowering and transformative education
  • Attends school regularly
  • Comes from anywhere in the city
  • Has a strong desire to attend college
  • Aspires to be an active participant in the school community
  • Maintains passing grades
  • Prefers a small, supportive learning environment
  • Is a college focused scholar who desires academic challenge
  • Owns their own learning experience
  • Never hesitates to ask for help or give help to classmates

Contact Us

MCHS @ John Marshall

Principal Elizabeth McFarland
Principal McFarland

Middle College High School houses the main office and intake center for our Middle College Schools. We serve students in grades 11-12. 

We are a small community school that provides a program for students to complete their high school diploma. We offer a small classroom environment and lots of individualized attention to provide students with a more personalized education, as well as an Enhanced Running Start program. Our Enhanced program includes one of our staff members being on site at the 3 Seattle Colleges located across the city. 

Principal: Elizabeth McFarland emmcfarland@seattleschools.org

Administrative Secretary Kattie Jones kcjones@seattleschools.org 206-252-9900. Contact Kattie with enrollment questions.

Counselor: Jennifer de La Montana jbdelamontan@seattleschools.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Address:  520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-252-9900
Directions: Located on the third floor of the John Marshall Building. Please sign in in the downstairs main office and proceed to the third floor to room 311 to check in there. 

Seattle Early College (SEC)

SEC students will spend their 9th and 10th grade years earning high school credits. In their 11th and 12th grade years, students will enroll in the Running Start program through one of three Seattle Colleges where they begin earning both high school and college credits. MCHS Staff will be on Seattle College campuses to support students while they take their Running Start classes. Students who work diligently in the Running Start program may graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree.

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MCHS @ Seattle University

The Seattle Early College Program @ MCHS is located on the campus of Seattle University, in partnership with the College of Education. The students benefit from a small, personalized high school that is integrated into the daily life of Seattle University.  

Attendance/Graduation Success Coordinator Soladoye Oyelowo seoyelowo@seattleschools.org

Address: 901 12th Ave, Loyola Hall 104, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-720-3078 | Fax: 206-720-3075
Directions: Located on the Seattle University campus. Park in the Broadway Garage and go to Loyola Hall on the south side of campus.

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MCHS @ North Seattle College

Attendance/Graduation Success Coordinator Phillip Page plpage@seattleschools.org

The Seattle Early College Program @ MCHS  is located on the campus of the North Seattle College. This allows our students to participate in college activities that help enrich their experience in high school.   

Address: 9600 College Way N, Seattle 98103, Instruction Building, room 3311
Phone: 206-934-3957
Directions: Located on 3rd floor of Instruction Building at North Seattle College. Parking available in the north and northwest lots. Enter at room 3311 to sign in.

MCHS FAQs

Q: How do I enroll?:

A: Check out our enrollment page for more information.

Q: Where is MCHS located?

A: MCHS has programs at Seattle University, North Seattle College, and John Marshall.

Q: What makes MCHS special?

A: MCHS is unique because of its small size and its personalized learning program. Students receive plenty of individualized attention so you won’t get lost in the crowd. Additionally, we are the only High School in Seattle to offer Enhanced Running Start. Students attending Running Start on Seattle College campuses will receive support from on-site MCHS staff. Students that attend full-time RS, starting in 11th grade, will have the opportunity to graduate with both a High School Diploma and an Associates Degree.

Q: What does a day in Running Start look like?

A: Students attending full-time Running Start will only attend school on a Seattle College campus. Students attending part-time Running Start will attend school at John Marshall, as well as the Seattle College location of their choosing. All students will be a part of our Enhanced Running Start program and will be able to check in with a MCHS teacher located on Seattle College campuses. 

Q: How can I learn more about the program?

A: The best way to learn about MCHS is to attend an info session.