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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 Downing

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Downing views partnerships with parents and community as key to student success. Teachers set high standards and expectations for all students and themselves. Using research and student data, teachers meet regularly to collaborate and develop lesson plans. Teacher collaboration is essential to helping every student reach their potential. Downing believes in the whole child approach to positive behavior interventions which help to create a safe and positive learning environment. Students know that being SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE are three aspects that we believe in for school and in life. Downing offers the five-day-a-week Highly Capable GATE program in grades three through five.

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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