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Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

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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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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.

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


Choice enrollment opens October 30, 2023

Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school through our Choice Enrollment process.

The kindergarten Choice application closes March 8, 2024

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