Online registration for the 2021-22 school year for all students new to Seattle Public Schools has begun.

This enrollment is for children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2021, and for students of any age who are new to SPS.

Students living in Seattle are guaranteed a school assignment based on their home address, or they will be placed at the school best able to serve their needs.

The “Registration for 2021-22” webpage provides an overview of information. The SPS “Enroll My Student” webpage provides the necessary link to begin online enrollment.

Open enrollment for school choice

A student may seek to attend a different school by applying during Open Enrollment, which begins Feb. 1.

Students seeking a school assignment other than their address-based school must submit a School Choice form. It is not guaranteed that a student will be assigned to their school of choice; they are only guaranteed assignment to their attendance-area school. “Tiebreakers” are provided only to those students who apply during Feb. 1 through Feb. 19, 2021. An example of a tiebreaker is the sibling tiebreaker, which gives siblings priority in admissions. School choice applications will be accepted through May 31, 2021, but students are only eligible for a tiebreaker if they apply during the Open Enrollment period.

Address Lookup tool

To find which school matches with a specific home address, the Address Lookup tool will provide which school a student would be assigned to according to the student’s address. Go to the SPS website page “About Our Schools”  for more information and a link to the Address Lookup Tool.

In-Person Assistance

Those seeking help with enrollment can get in-person assistance two days a week at the district’s central office.

Location: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (school district central office): 2445 Third Ave. S. Seattle

Availability: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

School Tours

Virtual tours or open house opportunities are available for many elementary and K-8 schools. A list of school tours and more information can be found on the “Registration for 2021-22” page of the SPS website.

Admissions Center

For more information about the SPS Admissions Center, including hours and how to get assistance with enrollment, please see the Department Information – Seattle Public Schools Admissions Center webpage.