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Upcoming Information Night

We will host a virtual event including introductions from school leaders and staff and information about academics and our school culture. The video recording will be posted and available to watch on this page.

Stay tuned for more details!


Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

Enroll A New Student Online

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 Point Defiance

Point Defiance students reading in the classroom

The idea that “if you read, you will succeed” is instilled in all Point Defiance students. Teachers keep students engaged and motivated by recognizing and rewarding hard work. All teachers and staff work in collaboration, reviewing student data together and setting high expectations. Point Defiance’s strong PTA partners with the school to enhance and support the learning experience of every student.

Choice Enrollment 2022-2023 School Year

We recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. If your neighborhood school isn't the best fit, you can apply to attend another school in Tacoma Public Schools through our choice enrollment process. 

Choice applications for grades 1-12 are due by February 4, 2022. 

Choice Application

New Student Enrollment

Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in November.

New Student Application