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Upcoming Information Night

We will post a virtual recording that will include 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.

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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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Why Whittier

Whittier Preschool

Whittier is a Preschool through third-grade school. Additionally, Whittier is in the application phase for the-International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program. During this phase, Whittier will use the IB curriculum but has not yet received certification from the international organization. The IB program is inquiry-based and focuses on six core subjects. The students learn language, math, science, social studies, arts and personal, social and physical education. Teachers use transdisciplinary units to teach topics. Whittier also focuses on character development and creating learners who are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. Whittier students may continue their IB education at Wainwright Intermediate or Giaudrone Middle School.  

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