Enroll at Jefferson


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.

Learn More & Apply

Jefferson students looking at books

For more than 109 years, Jefferson has helped students become their best. Academics, citizenship, sportsmanship, and respect for mankind are the focal points of student development. Jefferson offers the five-day-a-week Highly Capable SAIL program in grades three, four and five. Jefferson offers comprehensive autism support PreK-5. Two peer inclusion preschools, a self contained K-2 autism class, and a self contained 3-5 autism class. Teachers demonstrate strong teamwork across all grades and with non-teaching staff. Instruction is personalized and small learning environments increase student contact with teachers. Through this approach, students feel respected and connected with staff and are engaged in learning. Jefferson is a caring and supportive school.

Kindergarten Jump Start August 22-24, 2023

Students will meet their teachers, classmates, and get ready for the first day of school!

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


Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school

  • Entering Kindergarten Fall 2023: Application closes March 17, 2023

  • Entering Grades 1-12 Fall 2023: Application closed February 3, 2023

Submissions will not be accepted after the application closes. 

Choice Enrollment Application

New Student Enrollment­­

Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.

New Student Application