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Upcoming Information Night

We will host a virtual event including introductions from school leaders and staff and information about academics and our school culture. The video recording will be posted and available to watch on this page.

Stay tuned for more details!


Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12

Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.

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Why Stafford

Stafford students working on a project

Stafford provides students with an arts-infused education. The teachers use art in all subjects to help students better understand concepts. Students don't need to have a special talent for art. Teachers attend Arts Impact training and many have special skills in artistic subjects such as dance, music, and pottery. Stafford uses a literacy instruction model known as a Daily 5 / Cafe model. This framework allows time for teachers to work with students one on one or in small groups. Additionally, Stafford is a Technology Pilot School, which means fourth- and fifth-grade classes use tablets.

Family Guide to Kindergarten Readiness

Help prepare your child for kindergarten by exploring tips and videos for reading readiness, math readiness, social and emotional readiness, and language readiness on the Tacoma Public Schools website.

Family Guide to Kindergarten Readiness

Choice Enrollment 2022-2023 School Year

We recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. If your neighborhood school isn't the best fit, you can apply to attend another school in Tacoma Public Schools through our choice enrollment process. 

  • Grades 1-12 choice enrollment closes February 4.
  • Kindergarten choice enrollment closes March 18.

Choice Application

New Student Enrollment

Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in November.

New Student Application