Enroll at DeLong
Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.
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.
DeLong Enrollment Information Night, Monday, February 27
Join us on Monday, February 27 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to learn more about DeLong Elementary. This event will include introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.
DeLong staff and families think of themselves as more than a school; they are a second home where all students feel welcomed and where engaging and rigorous learning happens daily. In addition to K-5 general education classrooms, DeLong offers a five-day-a-week peer model preschool and a half-time English Language Learner classroom. All students participate in a five day-a-week music and PE program, Library resource, there are two Learning Resource Center classrooms and one Therapeutic Learning Center classroom, which supports the academic and emotional needs of special education students in a small group setting. Teachers engage in weekly planning meetings by grade level, working together to address individual student needs. DeLong has an involved PTA as well as a full time Social worker, which bring community partners and fun activities to students throughout the year. An extracurricular coordinator was recently added to the team, they work diligently to provide students drop-in after school programs that provides snacks, academic support, fun and creative activities at least twice a week. The Delong team enjoys welcoming new families to the “Dragon Den,” a fun, family centered learning environment.
Kindergarten Jump Start August 22-24, 2023
Students will meet their teachers, classmates, and get ready for the first day of school!
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.
Choice Enrollment 2023-2024 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.
Kindergarten: Choice Enrollment closes on March 17, 2023.
Grades 1-12: Choice Enrollment closes on February 3, 2023.
New Student Enrollment
Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.
New Student Application