Enroll at Point Defiance

Watch the 2021-22 Point Defiance Information Night recording to learn more about our school. This recording includes an introduction to Point Defiance from Principal Aiken and information about academics, our school culture, and the Tacoma Public Schools choice enrollment process.


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.

Learn More & Apply


Why Point Defiance

Kindergarten student using a laptop

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.

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


Choice Enrollment 2023-2024 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. 

Kindergarten: Choice Enrollment closes on March 17, 2023.

Grades 1-12: Choice Enrollment closes on February 3, 2023.

Choice Application

New Student Enrollment­­

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

New Student Application