This High School is a Castle - Tacoma, WA.

Have you seen this High School that went viral on TikTok?

(It’s probably one of the coolest High Schools in the U.S.)

stadium high school looks more like a castle than a high school, and was the filming site of the movie “Ten Thing I Hate About You” #stadi... See more

If you didn’t… you should know that the high school in the clips above is not a castle… but it probably could be.

Stadium High School, a school out of your dreams, is well known as the setting of the 1999 drama, “10 Things I Hate About You” with Heath Ledger. Those who have seen the movie and those who went to Stadium High School will know about the school’s iconic grand staircase. The Stadium Bowl - is quite the oxymoron - and is quite the place to play under the lights. It seats 15,000 fans and boasts a view of the school and Commencement Bay. Many know Stadium High School as a staple of Tacoma, Washington, but many don’t know about what it was before it was a high school and before it burned down in 1898.

It may not be a surprise to you that the building known as Stadium High School was not originally designed to be a school at all. In reality, it was designed in the late 19th century as a luxury hotel, intended to be one of the finest on the entire Pacific Coast. However, it never got to serve its intended purpose. Instead, it was used for storage for 8 years after a fire did heavy damage. That is, until 1906 when they began reconstruction into what was to be Stadium High School. The Stadium Bowl was added in 1910 and continues to be a treat for all the athletes and fans over a century later.

The unique architecture of Stadium High School is definitely worth a pass-by, especially while set in the under-discovered beauty of Tacoma, Washington. If the architecture isn’t enough, consider a walk through 760-acre Point Defiance Park — one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

Or if you're a nature guy, like me, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere of Mt. Rainier towering above you.

See you in Tacoma!

Photo by Wei Zeng on Unsplash

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