Join the Impact Community

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

Learn More About Impact!

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

The Application Process


Step 1


Complete an application online, on paper, or with an Impact staff member.


Step 2


A random lottery for available seats is held each winter. The lottery for SY 24-25 is January 17, 2024 at 11am. 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.


Step 4


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


Step 5


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

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 four 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
  • Impact | Black River Elementary is in Renton

Have You Been Accepted to Impact?

Congratulations! Need support with finalizing enrollment? Email or attend one of our Enrollment Support events. See below!

Upcoming Events

SSE Registration Event for Incoming 2024-25 families on Friday, February 9th: Need help finishing your registration for this upcoming school year? On Friday, February 9th from 2:00p - 3:30p, we will be opening our doors to support you in-person. Please find more details at the RSVP link here.

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


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.