Enroll at Washington

Watch the 2021-22 Washington Information Night recording to learn more about Washington Elementary School. This recording includes introductions from Washington leaders and staff and information about academics, our school culture, and the Tacoma Public Schools choice enrollment process.


Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

Enroll A New Student Online

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 Washington

Washington student smiling

Washington promotes high expectations for student achievement and behavior. Teachers and staff focus on the whole child and strive to build strong relationships with families. Washington works to ensure the staff meets the academic, social and emotional needs of students. Partnerships with parents and guardians and the community are essential to the success of students. Washington has an active PTA and parent volunteers who enhance the learning experience of all students and bring a wide-range of extracurricular activities after school.

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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