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If you have a school-age child not registered yet in Seattle Public Schools, mark your calendar for Monday, January 7, when online registration for new students begins. Enrolling early for the upcoming school year helps SPS get to know your child and your family before school starts and will ensure you have all the information you need to start the new school year off right! Here is important information from Seattle Public Schools to help you register your child.

Enrollment Dates:

Online registration for new students for 2019-2020 school year: January 7

Open enrollment for School Choice: February 4 through 15

Which school can I enroll my child into?

Children living in Seattle are guaranteed an assignment based on their address or the school best able to serve their needs. Find your neighborhood school here

Documents you will need to register new students

  1. Parent or guardian photo ID
  2. Child’s passport or birth certificate
  3. Two (2) proofs of home address dated within past eight (8) weeks (examples of proof of address can be found here)
  4. Child’s immunization (shots) record 

*Exceptions can be made for families in transition

Click here for more information about the registration process

Where do I register my child for the new school year?

Online: Registration for new students can be completed online. The registration form will be available on January 7. Click here for more information. 

Registration Events: You can go to a registration event to get help with online registration and learn more about your child’s transition into a new school. There will also be interpreters available. Here’s a list of registration events in your area. 

In-Person: Attend the 4th Annual Admissions Fair on January 19 at ASA Mercer Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free backpacks and school supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis. Students will also be able to get flu shots.

Event: 4th Annual Admissions Fair 
Date: Saturday, January 19
Address: 1600 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108
Event Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone Number: 206.252.0760


Please click on the links below to find out more information.

K-12 Education


Programs for youth  

John Stanford Center 
Phone Number: 206.252.0010
Hours: Monday ­­­– Friday, 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.