Enroll at Mann
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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.
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 22-25
Join us daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an exciting four-day summer program to help incoming Kindergarten students feel comfortable, confident, and ready for success in school. This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with their school and classroom, get to know their teacher and classmates before school officially starts.
- Students are automatically enrolled in Jump Start when they enroll in Kindergarten
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students
- Transportation is not provided
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.