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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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Why Our School

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Relationships are key to student success. Whitman strives to serve the whole child by making a positive difference in students’ growth and development. One of our goals is to build students’ confidence so that they believe they can reach their highest academic and social potential. We believe in and implement a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) model which supports students on their journey towards becoming positive contributors to the school and the community. Positive behavior (meeting PRIDE expectations) and academic growth is recognized and celebrated throughout the year in many ways. We recognize we can’t do it alone, and we truly value our 40+ community partners, 200+ volunteers and, of course, our families. Our motto is PRIDE in ourselves. PRIDE in our school. PRIDE in our community. Go Wildcats!

Kindergarten Jump Start August 22-25

Join us daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an exciting four-day summer program to help incoming Kindergarten students feel comfortable, confident, and ready for success in school. This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with their school and classroom, get to know their teacher and classmates before school officially starts. 

  • Students are automatically enrolled in Jump Start when they enroll in Kindergarten
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students
  • Transportation is not provided

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


New Student Enrollment

Enroll a new student in Tacoma Public Schools by completing our online registration process in English or Spanish.

First time users will need to create an account in PowerSchool.

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