Seattle Public Schools


Welcome to Seattle Public Schools! Seattle Public Schools has award-winning neighborhood and option schools where families find great educators, strong academic programs, and engaged community.

Enrollment Resources for Families and Students

To enroll in SPS schools, students must live within the district attendance boundaries. We welcome enrollment of non-resident students if they have been approved a choice transfer request. Read more about non-resident students.

Key Dates

January 2 New registrations for 2024-25 school year begins.

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 16 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.

Enroll My Student

If your child is 5 by August 31, you can enroll them in kindergarten for that year! Parents and guardians can enroll their students for the current school year online or in person at the John Stanford Center.

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Help is Available

We are here to help answer registration, enrollment, and assignment questions. Help is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Somali or Vietnamese.

Enrollment Help

Service and Program Locations

Seattle Public Schools offers a variety of programs and services to meet a range of student needs, including English learners and special education.


Learn more about preschool options offered by the City of Seattle and the Seattle Public Schools.

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Where will my student go to school?

Students are assigned to a school based on where they live. Use our address lookup tool and find attendance area maps.

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Can we choose a different school?

Students may apply to attend a different school through the School Choice process.

Additional Resources

  • FAQ
  • Contact Enrollment Services
  • Have you moved
  • Need to withdrawal a student

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Living our values: Seattle Excellence is about changing broken systems and undoing legacies of racism

At Seattle Public Schools, we are working to dramatically improve academic and life outcomes for students of Color by disrupting the legacies of racism in our educational system.

By actively becoming an anti-racist educational system – and ensuring students furthest away from educational justice thrive – conditions in Seattle Public Schools will improve for all.