Enroll at Mann

Enrollment Information Night Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Come meet our school leaders and staff, explore the unique programs and activities our school has to offer and learn more about the choice enrollment process and timeline.


Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

Enroll A New Student Online

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.

Learn More & Apply


Why Our School

Horace Mann Elementary is the hub of the south end neighborhood, and continues to draw and keep families that are second, third or even fourth generation. Named after Horace Mann, an early statesman who promoted the concept of "public" schools for all; his name conveys the school's focus of educational opportunity for every student. Mann aims to uphold that same tradition and be a neighborhood school that is a "haven for learning."

Teacher collaboration builds a caring school community where the staff cares for the academic, social and emotional needs of every student. Represented through the support of the whole school community, Mann Elementary School is the "hope" and "anchor" of learning for all students.

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.

Family Guide to Kindergarten Readiness


Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school

  • Entering Kindergarten Fall 2023: Application closes March 17, 2023

  • Entering Grades 1-12 Fall 2023: Application closed February 3, 2023

Submissions will not be accepted after the application closes. 

Choice Enrollment Application

New Student Enrollment­­

Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.

New Student Application