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    Seattle Public Schools Enrollment

    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.

    June. 10, 2020 Update: The Admission Center will be closed to the public from July 10 through Aug 2, 2020 in order for our IT department to make the necessary new school year transition updates. During this time, the Admissions Department will be closed as well as the Admissions mailbox, faxes, and our Admission phone lines. Student and families will not be able to access or submit online enrollment forms during this time. Admissions will re-open again on August 3rd at 8:30 a.m. for start of school late enrollment. 

    Where will my student go to school? Students are initially assigned to an attendance area school based on where the student lives. Use our address lookup tool and find attendance area maps on our About Our Schools webpage.

    Can we choose a different school? Students may apply for assignment to a different school (or program) through School Choice. Read more about Open Enrollment and School Choice.

    How do I enroll my student? Parents and guardians can enroll their students for the current school year online with the links below or in person with the computers designated in our lobby at the John Stanford Center. For directions to the John Stanford Center, visit our map and directions webpage.

    Preschool: Visit our Early Learning Department Preschool webpage to learn about enrolling your child in preschool. Read about the EUU enrollment change.

    Kindergarten: Children will need to be five by August 31 to enroll in kindergarten for that year. If you would like your child to be evaluated to enroll early, please read about Early Entrance to Kindergarten.

    Enrollment Timeline

    • Non-Seattle Resident Enrollment: June 1-August 31, 2020
    • Foreign Exchange Students: March 1-August 15 (extended from July 31 due to COVID-19)
    • Waitlists active: April 21-August 31, 2020 (after the deadline, waitlists are dissolved)
    • 20-21 Transfer Appeals: June 1-June 20, 2021 (Appeals will not be accepted during the summer closure)

    Enrollment Next School Year

    Looking to start school in Fall of 2020? Registration for next school year (2020-21) is available. Use the links below to get started:


    Enrollment Current School Year

    PLEASE NOTE: The last day to enroll for the 2019-20 school year is 6/18/20. The enrollment system will close on that day at 4:00pm PST.

    Looking to start school today? To register for the current school year (2019-20), click the link in your preferred language below.

    What do I need to register?

    Parents/ guardians will need to complete the online registration for each student and submit the following documentation:

    1. Photo ID or passport
    2. Two pieces of address verification (dated within the past eight weeks)
      • Acceptable verification: current telephone, utility or cable bills; mortgage information; insurance documents; or documents from public agencies such as courts or the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Lease or rental agreements can be used if you include the first page and the signature page
      • Not acceptable: Copies of envelopes are not acceptable for address verification.
    3. Certificate of Immunization Status or Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Visit our Immunizations webpage for more details. 
    4. Birth Certificate or Passport: This only applies to students who are entering kindergarten or 1st grade, or are applying to our Special Education Preschool program. 

    Families Experiencing Homelessness: Students experiencing homelessness are not subject to provide address verification or required documents. Visit our McKinney-Vento Program webpage for more information.

    Have you moved?

    How do I withdraw my student? If you are currently registered or have pre-registered for the next school year, you may use the Not Attending for 2020-2021 form to request a cancellation of your student's assignment. Use the Assignment Lookup Tool to cancel a next year assignment and/or waitlist.

    If you still live in Seattle and have recently moved it is important to update your address with Seattle Public Schools. If you do not update your address with the Admissions department, it may result in your student(s) being dropped at the end of the school year. Please use this form to change your address with the district.

    Address Change Form

    Will my student change schools?

    Your student may have to change school assignments based on when you move and where your new home is located. In general, students must change to their new attendance area schools if they are assigned to their attendance area school, are not grandfathered, and they move to a new attendance area.

    • If they move before the school year starts, they must change schools for the new school year.
    • If they move during the school year, they may finish the year at their current school, but they must change schools the next year.

    In all cases, reassignments are subject to any special education services a student may require. Detailed move rules are available in the Superintendent’s Procedures for Student Assignment 3130 SP. Visit the policy and procedure webpage to read the procedure.

    Charter schools in Seattle

    Seattle Public Schools recognizes currently operating commission-authorized charter schools including Green Dot, Rainier Prep, Summit Atlas, and Sierra. More information about these schools, their curriculum, and enrollment is available through the Washington State Charter School Commission.