Directions to Seattle Location

The School of Teaching ESL (S-TESL) can be reached from Interstate 5 from either NE Northgate Way (exit 173) or N. 85th Street (exit 172).

  • From NE Northgate Way, continue west. NE Northgate Way will become NE 105th St. Turn left at Aurora Ave N. Go to N. 97th and turn left. Continue two blocks east to Stone Ave N and turn right. Continue south to the School of TESL. The school is on the left (east) side of Stone Ave. North.
  • From N. 85th Street, head west to Aurora and turn right. Continue to N. 90th and turn right. Continue east to Stone Ave N. and turn left. Continue North to the School of TESL. The school is on the east side of Stone Ave. North.

Public Transportation

King County Metro is an excellent resource for transit information: 

Always check King County Metro or Google Maps to determine the best route. For those visiting from out of town, please note that OneBusAway is a well-supported app for tracking local bus schedules with live updated arrival times.

Bus lines with close stops (within 15 minutes walk) include:

  • Rapid Ride E (96th & Aurora Ave)
  • 16 (By North Seattle College)
  • 40 (By North Seattle College, or 105th & Aurora)
  • 45 (Near 85th and Aurora)


Day class students:

STREET PARKING ONLY. Please do not park in the building parking lot. It is for other tenants of the building during office hours. There is ample street parking 1-2 blocks south. There is street parking on the north and west sides of the building, too.

Evening class students:

In the building parking lot ONLY after 5:00 pm. Do not take stalls marked “S-TESL Staff” or “S-TESL Visitor”. This is a large parking lot, with plenty of space for our evening class students.


There are parking stalls marked “S-TESL Staff” along the north side of the parking lot, which is on the north side of the building, which you are welcome to use. If these stalls are full, park on the street. Do not use stalls assigned to other tenants in the building. Thank you.


There is marked handicapped parking on the north side of the parking lot, on the north side of the building. Display your handicap permit.


The School of Teaching ESL is located in the Licton Springs neighborhood. Licton Springs is close to North Seattle Community College, numerous shops and restaurants, and the lovely Licton Springs park.