Seattle Public Schools

Enrollment for 2024-25 is Open

Summary: Will your child be 5 by August 31? Will your family be new residents of Seattle? Looking for dates for school tours?

Enroll at Seattle Public Schools for 2024-25

Registration for New Students

New Student Registration began Jan. 2, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year. All registration is completed online.

Have Questions? We can help. Visit us at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle, 98134. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Language assistance in Spanish, Oromo, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Somali is available.

Attendance Area Maps

Seattle Public Schools assigns students based on the address where their primary residence is located. Click the Address Lookup tool below to see which school your student would be assigned to according to your address.

Address Lookup Tool

Please visit our Enrollment Planning webpage for Attendance Area Maps.

Key enrollment dates

  • January 2 New registrations for 2024-25 school year begins.
  • January 27 Seattle Public Schools Admissions Fair
  • February 1 – February 29 Open Enrollment School Choice priority applications will be accepted (tiebreakers apply).
  • March 1 – May 31 School Choice late applications will be accepted (NOT eligible for tiebreakers).
  • April Open Enrollment results will be available online.
  • June 3 – August 31 Non-resident applications will be accepted.
  • August 31 Waitlists for the 2024-25 school year will dissolve.
  • September 4 First day of school for 2024-25 school year

Register New Students

Items you will need to register new students

  • Parent or guardian photo ID
  • Child’s passport or birth certificate
  • Two (2) proofs of home address dated within past eight (8) weeks
  • Child’s immunization (shots) record
New Student Enrollment

New Student Registration is open for next school year. All registration is completed online.

Enroll my student

Why Enroll Early?

Early registration for kindergarten starts a connection to your school community.

You will meet other families and learn about:

  • School activities and events
  • Before and after-school programs
  • Drop off and pickup schedules
  • Free and reduced-price meals
  • Tutoring and enrichment activities
  • Schools can prepare better for new students when they know in advance who has registered.

Students living in Seattle are guaranteed an assignment based on their address or at the school best able to serve their needs. Read more about location of student services and programs such as multilingual students and students who need special education services. 

Fast Facts about Seattle Schools

Grades offered: Preschool – 12th Grade

1 to 1 Technology for K-12 students.

Our teachers have an average of 11 years of teaching experience.

Nearly 80% of Seattle voters said YES to continuing the recent school levies.

Our students and families come to Seattle from 159 countries and speak 150 languages and dialects.

Neighborhood Schools and Open Enrollment for School Choice

While most students attend their neighborhood school, families are welcome to apply for one of our 22 option schools. SPS offers a variety of programs and services to meet a range of student needs, including multilingual and special education services.

104 Schools: Our schools include neighborhood, option, and service schools.

  • 18 high schools
  • 12 middle schools
  • 11 K-8 schools
  • 63 elementary schools

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