Chief Sealth International High School & Denny International Middle School

Recent Updates

Denny Sealth Rendering

Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School are co-located on one campus. The modernized Chief Sealth opened fall 2010, and the newly constructed Denny opened in fall 2011. 

The campus provides separate outdoor student plazas for the high school and middle school students. Landscaping and building forms express environmental sensitivity and a connection to nearby Longfellow Creek. The new Denny building features murals, paving patterns that reflect global diversity, off-street bus loading, new play areas and an environmental learning space.

Chief Sealth International High School’s modernization focused on abating life-safety issues, improving energy efficiency and comfort, revitalizing the school’s appearance inside and out, and creating a superior educational environment.

Denny International Middle School was newly constructed, with the school community moving from a nearby location. The building encourages team learning, a clear and flexible pathway to high school, and provides the many benefits of a 21st century facility.

A new, large Galleria space between the two schools offers the flexibility of either separate school, joint school, or community use. The light-filled and expressive structure accommodates student services, student activity spaces, large display areas, and dining facilities.

The former Denny International Middle School buildings were demolished and sports fields were built for both district and community use.

Sustainable Features

  • Buildings oriented to maximize daylighting and ventilation
  • Green roofs
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
  • Energy-efficient heating and lighting systems
  • Radiant floor heating
  • Natural ventilation in Galleria
  • Thermal windows


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