WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: SPS enrollment is open, so tour and open-house season is starting

Though winter has barely begun, fall is on the minds of many West Seattle families, if they have to choose a school – or are considering changing schools – for next school year. We’ve already been featuring independent schools’ open houses and tours in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and now that Seattle Public Schools‘ enrollment period is open, we are starting to get the lists of tour dates for local public schools. Arbor Heights Elementary, for example, has its first tour of the year tomorrow morning – prospective families are invited to tour with AH principal Christy Collins 8:30 am-9:30 am Wednesday (January 10th); RSVPs are appreciated, and you’ll see how to do that on this page, which has the full schedule of AH’s tours. We’ve also heard from Alki Elementary, which starts tours on January 17th – full list and RSVP info here – and from Louisa Boren STEM K-8, where elementary tours start January 23rd and middle-school tours start January 26th – RSVP how-to and other dates here. We’ll be getting all this into our calendar and welcome other schools to send us their lists, too – editor@westseattleblog.com.

P.S. Basic SPS enrollment info is here; if you want to enroll in a school outside your attendance zone, school choice/open enrollment is February 5th-16th.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCHOOLS: SPS enrollment is open, so tour and open-house season is starting"

  • Mom2boys January 9, 2018 (6:11 pm)

    The Center School has a very large graduating class and expect to be able to enroll Freshman with out lottery this year ! Check out this small college bound arts focused high school in the heart of downtown Seattle. 

  • Pathfindermom January 9, 2018 (10:57 pm)

    Tomorrow (Jan 10) is the first tour at Pathfinder K-8 too. The full list of tour dates is at:


    • WSB January 10, 2018 (12:01 am)

      Thanks (and thanks for e-mailing that link) – added to the calendar. – TR

  • Stemfrustrated January 14, 2018 (3:03 am)

    If you’re thinking about STEM-K8, please don’t fall for the hype. If you do decide to suffer a tour, ask your guide about students math proficiency, and watch them sweat. The PTA is awesome, and the staff is nice, and everyone wants so bad to make it what it wants to be- but no one can understand why it’s such an ineffectual shoot-show.  The parents grumble and hope for the best, but it just gets worse and worse. They should change the name to NON-STEM-K8.

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