Seattle Public Schools


A middle-school age student poses for a photo with a hand drawn sign that says Welcome in English

Seattle Schools Family Resources

Seattle Public Schools is committed to providing excellence in education for every student.

Multilingual Feature

We serve the city of Seattle. Our students speak more than 140 languages or dialects. The top five languages spoken by families and students are: Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic.

Seattle Public Schools publishes important information to help families support their students on key webpages with text that has been translated by a person rather than a computer.

Not all our webpages are published in this way. If you visit a webpage that does not have the language links, you may use Google translate, located in the top right corner.

New to Seattle Schools

Welcome to Seattle Public Schools!

We are proud of our award-winning schools, great educators, strong academic programs, and engaged community.

A young student sits at a desk with a pencil in her hand.
New Student Enrollment

Will your child be 5 by August 31? Will your family be new residents of Seattle? Then it’s time to enroll for next school year.

Learn more about student enrollment

My Child is Enrolled. What’s Next?

Family Resources

Recent Announcements

A graphic with Seattle Public Schools logo

Safety Planning Update and Progress for a System of Well-Resourced Schools

Superintendent Jones provides an important update on SPS safety plans and on the System of Well-Resourced Schools Plan.
Graphic of a calendar

2024-25 School Year Calendar

View the school calendar dates for the 2024-25 school year. First day of school is Sept. 4, 2024.

June 2024 Safety and Well-being Update

Community violence deeply impacts our students, educators, and families. Losing any student to gun violence is tragic and unacceptable. The violence we are witnessing is heartbreaking, but we must not surrender our collective power to…
An illustration of a school bell ringing

First Bell June Edition

Watch the latest edition of “First Bell,” the Seattle Public Schools news broadcast.
Graphic of a red plus symbol for health services

Staying Healthy Tips

We encourage our community to take the following steps to limit the spread of respiratory illnesses.