Enroll at Mann
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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.
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.
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