Enroll at Point Defiance


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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Kindergarten students on playground

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 opens October 30, 2023

Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school through our Choice Enrollment process.

The kindergarten Choice application closes March 8, 2024

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