Welcome to Seattle Public Schools!

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school district in the state of Washington.

Seattle Public Schools offers award-winning neighborhood schools and outstanding option schools. We have a deep commitment to every student's journey — to ensure that each one will graduate ready for college, career and life.

Visit our District Fast Facts web page for an overview of our students, schools, and staff.

Admissions News and Events

Kindergarten Registration Night at Rainier Beach Community Center

Join us at the Rainier Beach Community Center (8825 Rainier Ave S ) on January 25, (6:45 - 8:45 pm) to register your Kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year. Click below to download the Rainier Beach Community Center event flyer: English, Spanish, and Somali.

Option School Choice Fair at Cleveland

Join us at Cleveland STEM HS (5511 15th Ave S) on January 28, (10 am - 2 pm) to learn more about: School Choice process, school boundary changes, new schools, and meet with department representatives (Advanced Learning, Transportation, Special Education, and many more). Click here to download the Option School Choice Fair flyer.

English Language Learners Information Night at Hazel Wolf

Hazel Wolf K-8 School (11530 12th Ave NE) is hosting an information night for ELL families on February 9, from 6 - 8 pm. Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, and Tigrinya interpreters and Admissions staff will be present to register new students for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to download the Hazel Wolf event flyer.

Registration for 2017-18

On December 1, 2016, we began registering new students for next school year. New admission forms are available online and in-person at the JSCEE Admission Center.

PLEASE NOTE: Once registered, your child will receive an initial assignment to their attendance area school. To apply for option schools and/or other attendance area schools, you must submit a choice application, beginning with the Open Enrollment period (February 13-February 24, 2017). School choice forms will be available online on February 6, 2017.

School Choice for 2017-18

Below are the dates for next school year:

  • Mon., Feb. 6, 2017: School Choice Forms Available Online
  • Mon., Feb. 13, 2017: Open Enrollment Begins
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 2017: Open Enrollment Ends
  • Mon., Apr. 17, 2017: Assignment Lookup Tool Available Online
  • Wed., May 31, 2017: School Choice for 2017-18 Ends
  • Thurs., Aug 31, 2017: Waitlists Dissolve

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering:

  • What an option school is?
  • How to enroll your child in kindergarten?
  • How do students enroll in Advanced Learning's Spectrum program?

We're here to help! Visit our FAQ page for answers to these questions and much more.

Last updated: 1/13/2017

Children standing on bleachers raising their hands

Contact Information

Seattle Public Schools
Admissions Center
MS 11-161
PO Box 34165
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please note: the Admissions Center closes at 12 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for staff training.

Phone: 206-252-0760
Fax: 206-252-0761


© Seattle Public SchoolsWebsite by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.