Kindergarten choice enrollment applications due by March 18

Whether you’re interested in a dual-language program, Montessori, arts, or all of the above, kids living within the boundaries of Tacoma Public Schools have choices. Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school.

This year, all TPS elementary schools are hosting virtual information nights for prospective students and their families to meet school leaders and staff, explore the unique programs and activities each school has to offer, see the school culture, and learn more about the choice enrollment process and timeline.

Choice Enrollment

Choice enrollment is choosing a school other than your neighborhood school. We always recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. But sometimes your neighborhood school isn't the best fit for your student or your family. If this is the case, you can apply to attend another school. 

Applications for students entering kindergarten are due by March 18, 2022.  Applications are approved based on school capacity and program availability. Families must provide transportation to and from school and students must reside within Tacoma Public School boundaries. 

Please note, the choice application window for grades 1-12 has closed, and preschool is not included in choice enrollment.

Learn more and complete a choice enrollment application 

Kindergarten Information Nights

Select an elementary school from the list below to learn more about the school and find details for their virtual information night event.