Seattle Public Schools

Open Enrollment for School Choice 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

Open Enrollment and School Choice

By registering early, families and students have access to lots of benefits. One benefit is families can participate in Open Enrollment and the School Choice Process.

Each student in Seattle Public Schools is assigned to a school based on where that student lives. Students may apply to attend a different school through the School Choice Process. Open Enrollment and School Choice begins on February 1. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

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

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.

School building entry
School Tours

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. See a list of dates and times for tours for new students.

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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.

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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. 

School Tours and Open House Events

Admissions Fair and Seattle Public Schools Open House
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
School and district department staff will be available to answer questions about their unique school and programs! You can also learn about the Open Enrollment and School Choice process. Learn more!

Many schools offer virtual school tours and open houses in the winter and spring. 

If you do not see the school you are interested in below, please contact the school office for more information.

Dates and time are subject to change. Please check with the school office to confirm dates and times.

Adams Elementary
January 24, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
January 25, 5 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Bailey Gatzert Elementary
January 31, 9 a.m., in person tour
February 6, 9 a.m., in person tour
February 8, 5 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Beacon Hill International Elementary
January 23, 9 a.m., in person tour
February 6, 2:45 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Broadview-Thomson K-8
January 23, 5:30 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Bryant Elementary
January 18, 6 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Cascadia Elementary 
February 6, in person tours
February 15, in person tours
February 27, in person tours
February 29, open house
March 5, in person tours
More information on the school website.

Catharine Blaine K-8
January 23 6:30 p.m., middle school open house
January 25, 6:30 p.m., elementary school open house
More information on the school website.

Cedar Park Elementary
January 30, 10 a.m., in person tour
January 30, 6 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Emerson Elementary
February 7, 9 a.m., in person tour
March 14, 4 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Fairmount Park Elementary
February 13, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
February 13, 6 p.m., online meeting
More information on the school website.

Genesee Hill Elementary
January 30, 9 a.m., In person tour
February 15, 9 a.m., In person tour
More information on the school website.

Hawthorne Elementary
February 7, 9 a.m., in person tour
February 14, 9 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Hazel Wolf K-8
January 23, 5:30 p.m., in person tour
February 1, 9:15 a.m., in person tour
February 7, 5:30 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Highland Park Elementary
January 9, 6 p.m., in person tour
January 18, 6 p.m., in person tour
January 24, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

James Baldwin Elementary
January 24, 10 a.m., in person tour
January 24, 6 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

John Stanford International Elementary
February 6, 9 a.m., online
February 8, 9 a.m., in person
February 8, 5:30 p.m., in person
More information on the school website.

John Hay Elementary
January 24, 9 a.m., In person tour
January 24, 6 p.m., In person tour
More information on the school website.

John Rogers Elementary
January 23, 9:15 a.m., In person tour
January 30, 9:15 a.m., In person tour
More information on the school website.

Kimball Elementary
January 12, 8 a.m., tour for incoming Kindergarten families
January 23, 6 p.m., tour for incoming Kindergarten families
More information on the school website.

Laurelhurst Elementary
January 11, 3 p.m.
January 25, 6 p.m.
More information on the school website.

Louisa Boren STEM K-8
Several school tours Feb. 1-15
More information on the school website.

Lowell Elementary
January 19, 9 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Loyal Heights Elementary
February 1, 6 p.m., in person tour for parents/guardians
February 8, 3 p.m., in person tour for parents/guardians
More information on the school website.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
February 15, 9 a.m., in person tour
February 29, 3 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

North Beach Elementary
January 31, 6:30 p.m.
February 7, 6:30 p.m.
More information on the school website.

Olympic View Elementary
February 1, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
February 7, 6:30 p.m., online open house
More information on the school website.

Queen Anne Elementary
January 23, 8:30 a.m.
January 25, 5:30 p.m.
January 30, 8:30 a.m.
More information on the school website.

Rising Star Elementary
January 31, 5:30 p.m., in person tour
February 1, 8 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Roxhill Elementary
January 23, 5:30 p.m.
February 15, 9:30 a.m.
More information on the school website.

Sacajawea Elementary
January 29, 8 a.m.
More information on the school website.

Sand Point Elementary
January 23, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Salmon Bay K-8
January 23, 9 a.m.
More information on the school website.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary
January 18, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
February 1, 8:30 a.m., in person tour
February 15, 4:30 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

TOPS K-8
January 16, 9 a.m., in person middle school tour
January 30, 6:30 p.m., in person elementary and middle school tour
More information on the school website.

View Ridge Elementary
January 26, 3:30 p.m., in person tour
January 31, 3:30 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Wedgwood Elementary
January 26, 9:30 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

West Woodland Elementary
January 25, 5:30 p.m., in person tour
February 9, 8 a.m., in person tour
February 28, 9:15 a.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Whitter Elementary
February 13, 6 p.m., in person tour
More information on the school website.

Aki Kurose Middle School
School Tour and Open House for Incoming 6th Graders
January 16, 9:30 a.m.
January 16, 5:30 p.m.
January 18, 9:30 a.m.
More information on the school website

Denny International Middle School
January 30, 8:30 a.m. 
February 6, 8:30 a.m. 
February 8, 5 p.m.
More information on the school website.

Eagle Staff Middle School
Open House
January 22, 6:30 p.m.
More information on the school website

Eckstein Middle School
February 1, 6 p.m., in person Student Open House
More information on the school website

Madison Middle School
January 25, 6:30 p.m., open house for incoming 6th graders
More information on the school website

McClure Middle School
January 25, 6 p.m. In person Open House
More information on the school website.

Meany Middle School
February 5, 6:30 p.m.
More information on the school website.

Whitman Middle School
Open House for incoming 6th Graders for the 2024-25 School Year
January 18, 5:30 p.m.
More information on the school website

Ballard High School
February 8, 6 p.m., Prospective Families Night
More information on the school website

The Center School
February 15, 5:30 p.m., Open house
More information on the school website

Cleveland STEM High School
February 3, 10:30 a.m., Prospective Families Open House
More information on the school website

Franklin High School
February 6, 5 p.m., Open house for incoming 9th graders
More information on the school website.

Nathan Hale High School
February 13, 6 p.m., School Info Night
More information on the school website

Ingraham High School
January 31, 7 p.m., School Information Sessions for 2024-25
More information on the school website

Lincoln High School
January 25, 6:30 p.m., Information for Prospective Students
More information on the school website

Middle College
February 1, 6 p.m., Open House
February 8, 6 p.m., Open House
More information on the school website

Nova
Enrollment for 1st semester 2023-24 at Nova HS has limited openings.
Please call 206-252-3500 to sign up for an orientation.
More information on the school website

Roosevelt High School
February 8, 7 p.m., Information Night for Incoming Students
More information on the school website

West Seattle High School
January 18, 6:30 p.m., Incoming Student Open House
More information on the school website

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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