Enroll at Stafford

Watch the 2021-22 Stafford Information Night recording to learn more about Stafford Elementary School. This recording includes introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.


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 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.

Kindergarten Jump Start August 22-25

Join us daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an exciting four-day summer program to help incoming Kindergarten students feel comfortable, confident, and ready for success in school. This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with their school and classroom, get to know their teacher and classmates before school officially starts. 

  • Students are automatically enrolled in Jump Start when they enroll in Kindergarten
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students
  • Transportation is not provided

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


New Student Enrollment

Enroll a new student in Tacoma Public Schools by completing our online registration process in English or Spanish.

First time users will need to create an account in PowerSchool.

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