Join Impact!

We are free, high-quality public elementary schools open to all! Apply today to start your enrollment process!

The Application Process

Apply

Step 1

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 (See contact details below!)

Lottery

Step 2

Lottery

A random lottery for available seats is held each winter. The lottery for school year 2023/24 will be on January 18, 2023. Applications for open seats are accepted year-round!

Seatt or Waitlist

Step 3

Seat or Waitlist

On the day of the lottery, applied families are either offered a seat or waitlisted.

Seat

Step 4

Seat

If you're offered a seat, you can accept or rescind your application. Psst...we hope you accept!

Waitlist

Step 5

Waitlist

If you're waitlisted, wait for a future offer at any time!

Complete Enrollment

Step 6

Complete Enrollment

If accepted, congratulations! Complete enrollment registration and attend info sessions, tours, and other opportunities to get to know Impact and our faculty.

Head to School

Step 7

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

Upcoming Events

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Impact | Black River Elementary Info Session (In-Person)

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
SSE hall

Impact | Salish Sea Elementary School Tour

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
3900 S Holly Park Drive
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary School Tour

December 13 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
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Impact | Puget Sound Elementary School Tour

December 13 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
3438 S 148th St, Tukwila, WA 98168
Tukwila, WA 98168 United States
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Impact Public Schools Info Session (Virtual)

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Impact Public Schools Info Session (Virtual)

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Impact Public Schools Info Session (Virtual)

January 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SSE hall

Impact | Salish Sea Elementary School Tour

January 9, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
3900 S Holly Park Drive
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary School Tour

January 10, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
1301 E 34th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
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Impact | Puget Sound Elementary School Tour

January 10, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
3438 S 148th St, Tukwila, WA 98168
Tukwila, WA 98168 United States

Learn More About Impact!

Our educational model focuses on social-emotional learning, individualized instruction, project-based learning and a culture of positivity.

Why Impact?

A Day in the Life of an Impact Scholar

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Learn About Impact from Our Parents, Teachers, and School Leaders

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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.”

Nadja Michel-Herf
Impact Parent
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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.”

 

Silvia Tellez
Impact Parent
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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!"

Francesca Peila
Impact Parent

FAQ

No! Your child is not fully enrolled until you have accepted an offer from Impact following the lottery, and have been guided through the registration and enrollment process.

Meet the Outreach & Enrollment Team

Evan Mirolla

Evan Mirolla

Senior Director of Outreach & Enrollment

Email
emirolla@impactps.org

Phone
253.237.2737

Mimi-Jansen

Mimi Jansen

Director of
Outreach & Enrollment

Email
mjansen@impactps.org

Phone
253.237.3114

Tykena Buckner

Tykena Buckner

Manager of
Outreach & Enrollment

Email
tbuckner@impactps.org

Phone
253.693.0242