Kirkland was the original home of the Seattle Seahawks; for their first 10 seasons (1976–85), the NFL team’s headquarters and training facilities were situated at the Lake Washington Shipyard (now Carillon Point) beside Lake Washington, then at adjacent Northwest University until 2007. Costco’s prior headquarters were in Kirkland. While Costco’s headquarters have relocated to Issaquah, the city is also the name of the company’s “Kirkland Signature” store brand.
Kirkland is served by the Lake Washington School District, which also includes portions of Redmond, Woodinville, and Sammamish. Within the municipal limits of Kirkland, the school district provides two high schools, Juanita and Lake Washington, as well as five middle schools and thirteen primary schools.
Additionally, the city is home to a number of private schools, including Eastside Preparatory School, Puget Sound Adventist Academy, and Eastside Preparatory School, as well as a number of public magnet schools, including Environmental and Adventure Jr. High School, International Community School, B.E.S.T. High School, and Northstar Jr. High.
Lake Washington Technical College and Northwest University, a tiny Christian college, are located in Kirkland. Additionally, Kirkland is bounded to the northwest by Bastyr University’s campus (which is technically in Kenmore). (Source: Wikipedia)