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New Student Enrollment

Enroll at Seattle Public Schools for 2023-24

Will your child be 5 by August 31? Is your family new to Seattle? Then it’s time to enroll for school!

By registering early, students gain access to important resources and the opportunity to apply for schools other than their assigned attendance school during Open Enrollment Feb. 1 – 28.

Registration is Open

New Student Registration begins Jan. 3 for the 2023-24 school year. All registration is completed online.

Have Questions? We can help. Visit us at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle, 98134. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Language assistance in Spanish, Oromo, Chinese, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Somali is available.

School Tours

Many schools offer virtual school tours and open houses. See a list of dates and times for elementary and K-8 school tours for new students.

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Register New Students

Items you will need to register new students

  • Parent or guardian photo ID
  • Child’s passport or birth certificate
  • Two (2) proofs of home address dated within past eight (8) weeks
  • Child’s immunization (shots) record

2023-24 Enrollment

New Student Registration begins Jan. 3 for the 2023-24 school year. All registration is completed online.

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Why Enroll Now?

Early registration for kindergarten starts a connection to your school community.

You will meet other families and learn about:

  • School activities and events
  • Before and after-school programs
  • Drop off and pickup schedules
  • Free and reduced-price meals
  • Tutoring and enrichment activities
  • Schools can prepare better for new students when they know in advance who has registered.

Students living in Seattle are guaranteed an assignment based on their address or at the school best able to serve their needs. Read more about location of student services and programs such as multilingual students and students who need special education services. 

Key enrollment dates

  • Enrollment for new students (including kindergarten students) for 2023-24 school year begins: January 3
  • Admissions Fair January 28
  • Open Enrollment for School Choice: February 1 – 28
  • Non-Seattle Resident Enrollment: June 1 – August 31, 2023
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Admissions Fair January 28

Admissions Fair and Open House

Saturday, Jan. 28

2023 Admission Fair and Open House
January 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John Stanford Center
2445 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134

School and district department staff will be available to answer questions about their unique school and programs! You can also learn about the Open Enrollment and School Choice process.

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Open Enrollment and School Choice

By registering early, families and students have access to lots of benefits. One benefit is families can participate in Open Enrollment and the School Choice Process.

Each student in Seattle Public Schools is assigned to a school based on where that student lives. Students may apply to attend a different school through the School Choice Process. Open Enrollment and School Choice begins on February 1. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Attendance Area Maps

Address Lookup Tool

Additional maps available on our Enrollment Planning webpage.

School Tours and Open House Events

Many schools offer virtual school tours and open houses in the winter and spring. If you do not see the school you are interested in below, please contact the school office for more information.

Dates and time are subject to change.

Northwest Seattle Elementary and K-8 Schools

Students are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Adams Elementary
1/24/23, 9:30 a.m.
2/13/23, 5:30 p.m.

B.F. Day Elementary

1/10/23, 9 a.m.
2/2/23, 9 a.m.
1/26/23, 5 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Broadview Thomson PreK-8

1/23/23 6 p.m. Middle School
1/24/23 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten

Visit the school website for event details.

Cascade Parent Partnership K-12

1/10/23 10 a.m.
2/14/23 10 a.m.
3/14/23 10 a.m.
4/18/23 10 a.m.
5/9/23 10 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Cascadia Elementary

2/28/23 6 p.m.
4/11/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Daniel Bagley Elementary

1/23/23 9 a.m.
1/23/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Green Lake Elementary

1/31/23 9 a.m. Virtual Tour
1/31/23 6 p.m. In person Tour

Greenwood Elementary

1/30/23 6 p.m.
1/31/23 1 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Licton Springs K-8

2/1/23 3 p.m.
2/2/23 9 a.m.
2/6/23 6:30 p.m.
2/7/23 2 p.m.
2/10/23 9 a.m.
2/14/23 9 a.m.
2/16/23 2 p.m.
2/16/23 5:30 p.m.
2/28/23 2 p.m.

Visit the Licton Springs website for event details

Loyal Heights Elementary

1/26/23 5:30 p.m.
2/1/23 5:30 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

North Beach Elementary

1/30/23 7 p.m.
2/1/23 7 p.m.

Salmon Bay K-8

1/24/23, 6 p.m.
1/24/23, 7 p.m.
2/7/23, 9 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Viewlands Elementary

1/11/23 4 p.m.
2/7/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

West Woodland Elementary

1/26/23 5:30 p.m.

Whittier Elementary

2/7/23 9 a.m.
2/7/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Northeast Seattle Elementary and K-8 Schools

Students are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Bryant Elementary
1/26/23 5:30 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Cedar Park Elementary

1/31/23 10 a.m.
1/31/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Decatur Elementary

2/23/23, 4 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Hazel Wolf K-8

2/8/23 5 p.m.
2/9/23 9:15 a.m.
2/15/23 9:15 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

John Stanford International Elementary

2/2/23 9:30 a.m.
2/2/23 5:30 p.m. 

Visit the school website for more information.

Laurelhurst Elementary

1/17/23 3 p.m.
2/8/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for more information.

McDonald International Elementary

1/24/23 9 a.m.
1/24/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Northgate Elementary

2/16/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for more information.

Sacajawea Elementary

1/31/23 6:30 p.m.
2/6/23 8:30 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Sand Point Elementary

1/26/23, 9 a.m.

Thornton Creek Elementary

1/24/23, 9 a.m.
2/2/23, 9 a.m.
2/8/23, 4 p.m.
2/15/23, 5 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

View Ridge Elementary

1/20/23 8 a.m.
1/25/23 5 p.m.
2/2/23 5 p.m.
2/9/23 8 a.m.

Wedgwood Elementary

1/12/23, 9:30 a.m.
1/17/23, 6 p.m.

Central Seattle Elementary and K-8 Schools

Students are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Catharine Blaine K-8

1/10/23, 6:30 p.m.
1/12/23, 6:30 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Frantz Coe Elementary
1/24/23, 9 a.m.
1/9/23, 6:30 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Bailey Gatzert Elementary

1/10/23, 9 a.m.
1/12/23, 9 a.m.
1/12/23, 5 p.m.
1/20/23, 9 a.m.

John Hay Elementary

1/25/23, 9 a.m.
1/25/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Lawton Elementary

1/31/23, 5:30 p.m.
2/2/23, 9 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Lowell Elementary

1/17/23, 5:30 p.m.
1/19/23, 9:30 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Madrona Elementary

1/30/23, 8:30 a.m.
2/6/23, 8:30 a.m.
3/3/23, 8:30 a.m.
5/5/23, 8:30 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Magnolia Elementary

1/24/23, 9 a.m.
1/31/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Montlake Elementary

1/19/23, 6 p.m.

Queen Anne Elementary

1/17/23, 8:30 a.m.
1/31/23, 5:30 p.m.
2/14/23, 8:30 a.m.

Stevens Elementary

1/13/23 9:30 a.m.
2/2/23 3:30 p.m.
2/13/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary

1/12/23 9 a.m.
2/9/23 4:30 p.m.
2/16/23 9 a.m.
5/11/23 9 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

TOPS K-8

1/12/23 9:30 a.m.
1/19/23 9:30 a.m.
1/31/23 6:30 p.m.
2/2/23 9:30 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Southwest Seattle Elementary and K-8 Schools

Students are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Alki Elementary

1/10/23 9:45 a.m.
1/24/23 5 p.m.

Concord International Elementary

1/12/23 2:15 p.m.
1/18/23 3:45 p.m.

Fairmount Park Elementary

1/31/23 8:15 a.m.
1/31/23 6:30 p.m.

Gatewood Elementary

2/8/23 8:15 a.m.
2/8/23 6:30 p.m.

Genesee Hill Elementary

1/17/23 9 a.m.
2/16/23 9 a.m.

Highland Park Elementary

1/19/23 8:30 a.m.
1/19/23 6 p.m.
1/26/23 8:30 a.m.
1/26/23 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Lafayette Elementary

1/13/23 8 a.m.

Louisa Boren STEM K-8

2/7/23 9:05 a.m.
2/9/23 9:05 a.m.
2/9/23 10:30 a.m.
2/16/23 9:05 a.m.
2/7/23 5:30 p.m.
2/7/23 6:45 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Pathfinder K-8

1/17/23, 6 p.m.
1/19/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Roxhill Elementary

1/12/23 5 p.m.
2/6/23 9 a.m.

Sanislo Elementary

1/31/23 6 p.m.
2/2/23 9 a.m.

West Seattle Elementary

2/7/23 11 a.m.
2/9/23 11 a.m.

Southeast Seattle Elementary and K-8 Schools

Students are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Beacon Hill International Elementary

1/19/23 5-5:45 p.m.
1/26/23 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Dearborn Park International Elementary

1/26/23 6 p.m.
2/3/23 8:30 p.m.
2/13/23 1 p.m.

Dunlap Elementary

1/23/23 9:30 a.m.
1/25/23 9:30 a.m.
1/30/23 9:30 a.m.
2/1/23 9:30 a.m.

Visit the Dunlap website for event details

Emerson Elementary

1/26/23 4:30 p.m.
2/3/23 1 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Graham Hill Elementary

2/2/23, 4 p.m.

Hawthorne Elementary

1/11/23 9:30 a.m.
2/15/23 5 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

John Muir Elementary

1/25/23 8 a.m.
1/30/23 12:30 p.m.

Kimball Elementary

1/31/23 6:30 p.m.

Wing Luke Elementary

1/24/23 9 a.m.
2/7/23 9 a.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Maple Elementary

2/15/23 10 a.m.
2/16/23 5:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

2/16/23, 10 a.m.
2/16/23, 6 p.m.

Orca K-8

1/26/23, 9:30 a.m.
2/7/23, 2 p.m.

Rising Star Elementary

1/10/23 8:30 a.m.
1/12/23 6 p.m.

South Shore PreK-8

1/19/23 6:30 p.m. 
1/24/23 9:30 a.m.
2/7/23 4:30 p.m.
3/7/23 9:30 a.m.

Middle and High Schools

Students who are moving up to middle or high school are automatically registered for the school linked to their home’s attendance area. Look up assigned schools by home address with our address look up tool.

If student’s wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, families will need to complete the School Choice form. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.

Many schools offer school tours and open houses. Please contact the school office for more information. Dates and time are subject to change.

Find more information, including school address and contact information, visit our school profiles pages.

Jane Addams Middle School

2/15/23, 6:30 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Ballard High School

2/15/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Cleveland High School

2/11/23, 10:30 a.m. Visit the school website for event details

The Center School

2/9/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details

Denny International Middle School

1/10/23, 8:30 a.m.
1/24/23, 8:30 a.m.
2/16/23, 5 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Robert Eaglestaff Middle School

2/2/23, 7 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Eckstein Middle School

2/2/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Nathan Hale High School

2/9/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Hamilton Middle School

1/31/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details

Ingraham High School

1/25/23, 7 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Lincoln High School

1/25/23, 6:30 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Madison Middle School

1/26/23, 6:30 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

McClure Middle School

1/26/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Meany Middle School

1/27/23, 6 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Middle College

2/2/23, 6 p.m.
2/9/23, 6 p.m.

Visit the school website for event details.

Nova High School

1/26/23, 6 p.m.

Roosevelt High School

1/26/23, 7 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Whitman Middle School

1/31/23, 5:45 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

West Seattle High School

1/12/23, 6:30 p.m. Visit the school website for event details.

Fast Facts about Seattle Schools

Grades offered: Preschool – 12th Grade

1 to 1 Technology for K-12 students.

Our teachers have an average of 11 years of teaching experience.

Nearly 80% of Seattle voters said YES to continuing the recent school levies.

Our students and families come to Seattle from 154 countries and speak 155 languages and dialects.

Neighborhood Schools and Open Enrollment for School Choice

While most students attend their neighborhood school, families are welcome to apply for one of our 22 option schools. SPS offers a variety of programs and services to meet a range of student needs, including multilingual and special education services.

104 Schools: Our schools include neighborhood, option, and service schools.

  • 18 high schools
  • 12 middle schools
  • 11 K-8 schools
  • 63 elementary schools