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.
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.
Why Point Defiance
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.
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.