The Application Process
A random lottery for available seats is held each winter. The lottery for school year 2022/23 took place on January 13, 2022. Applications for open seats are accepted year-round!
Seat or Waitlist
On the day of the lottery, applied families are either offered a seat or waitlisted.
If you're offered a seat, you can accept or rescind your application. Psst...we hope you accept!
If you're waitlisted, wait for a future offer at any time!
Head to School
Once enrollment is complete and verified, it's time to start getting excited for the first day of school!
Where We're Located
Impact Public Schools is a network of three schools serving the racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse South Puget Sound region.
- Impact | Puget Sound Elementary is in Tukwila
- Impact | Salish Sea Elementary is in South Seattle
- Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary is in Tacoma
Learn More About Impact!
Our educational model focuses on social-emotional learning, individualized instruction, project-based learning and a culture of positivity.
A Day in the Life of an Impact Scholar
Learn About Impact from Our Parents, Teachers, and School Leaders
After we attended an info session, we saw that our kid was also excited by Impact. They did a great job of explaining what the school model would be, both to us as parents and to our child as well; that was important.”
My three kids just love this school and their teachers. They’re full of stories about class and how comfortable they feel. They’re definitely in the right place.”
Moving to PSE has allowed Johnny to receive the support and community he needed to thrive not only academically, but also emotionally. For the first time in a long time Johnny has said he enjoys school and learning again!"
- Apply - Complete an application online, on paper, or with an Impact staff member by reaching out to one of the members of our Outreach & Enrollment team. (Info below)
- Lottery - A random lottery for available seats is typically held in January.
- Seat or Waitlist - On the day of the lottery, applied families are either offered a seat or waitlisted.
- Seat - If a family is offered a seat, they accept or rescind their application.
- Waitlist - If waitlisted, wait for future offer at any time!
- Complete Enrollment - If accepted, family completes enrollment registration process including info sessions, tours, and other opportunities to get to know Impact and our faculty!
- Head to School - Once enrollment is complete and verified, scholars attend first day of school!