Welcome to Seattle Public Schools!

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school district in the state of Washington.

Seattle Public Schools offers award-winning neighborhood schools and outstanding option schools. We have a deep commitment to every student's journey — to ensure that each one will graduate ready for college, career and life.

Visit our District Fast Facts web page for an overview of our students, schools, and staff.

Admissions News and Events

Open Enrollment Ends Friday, Feb. 24

School choice forms are available on the School Choice and Forms webpages. Forms received after Feb. 24 are late, do not receive priority tiebreakers, and are much less likely to result in your student being assigned to the school (or program) of your choice.

Registration for 2017-18

On December 1, 2016, we began registering new students for next school year. New admission forms are available online and in-person at the JSCEE Admission Center.

PLEASE NOTE: Once registered, your child will receive an initial assignment to their attendance area school. To apply for option schools and/or other attendance area schools, you must submit a choice application, beginning with the Open Enrollment period (Feb. 13-Feb. 24, 2017).

School Choice for 2017-18

Below are the dates for next school year:

  • Mon., Feb. 6, 2017: School Choice Forms Available Online
  • Mon., Feb. 13, 2017: Open Enrollment Begins
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 2017: Open Enrollment Ends
  • Mon., Apr. 17, 2017: Assignment Lookup Tool Available Online
  • Wed., May 31, 2017: School Choice for 2017-18 Ends
  • Thurs., Aug 31, 2017: Waitlists Dissolve

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering:

  • What an option school is?
  • How to enroll your child in kindergarten?
  • How do students enroll in Advanced Learning's Spectrum program?

We're here to help! Visit our FAQ page for answers to these questions and much more.

Last updated: 2/22/2017

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Contact Information

Seattle Public Schools
Admissions Center
MS 11-161
PO Box 34165
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Phone: 206-252-0760
Fax: 206-252-0761


Upcoming Enrollment Events

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