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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Maritime High School
615 S 200th St Des Moines, WA 98198

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Two Major Gifts Help Maritime High School

A donation of $1.25 million will support learning opportunities and school operations at Maritime High School, thanks to two major gifts. Maritime High School connects students with hands-on, project-based learning to create access to local maritime careers and open doors to college. 

The mission of Maritime High School resonated with the Bezos Family Foundation and McCaw Family. Together, they donated more than $2 million dollars to the Northwest Maritime Center, a founding partner of Maritime High School. Over half of the donation will support Maritime High School directly. 

Highline Public Schools with The Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition are working to raise sufficient start-up funds for the first four years of Maritime High School. Enrollment is projected to grow to 400 students by 2025.

  • $500,000 of the McCaw Family gift will support maritime project-based learning opportunities for Maritime High School students.
  • The $750,000 gift from the Bezos Family Foundation will support the school’s growth over the next years and ensure that students have access to maritime experiences.

Maritime High School and Highline Public Schools staff and students are over the moon with the outpouring of support. They thank the Bezos Family Foundation and McCaw Family for their investment.