Enroll at Stafford


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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Stafford Enrollment Information Night, Tuesday, March 7

Join us on Tuesday, March 7 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Stafford Elementary. This event will include introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.


Why Stafford

Stafford students outside wearing face masks

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 opens October 30, 2023

Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school through our Choice Enrollment process.

The kindergarten Choice application closes March 8, 2024

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