See information below about how to get to know our school along with our explanation of the enrollment process.
Open House & School Tour Dates
Open House Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm (NEW DATE due to snow!)
School Tours Tour for Parents - Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020, 8:15-9:15am Tour for Parents & Preschoolers- Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 1:15-1:45pm Tour for Parents - Thursday, Jan. 30th, 2020, 8:15-9:15am Tour for Parents - Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2020, 8:15-9:15am Tour for Parents - Monday, Feb. 10th, 2020, 6-7pm
To let us know you're coming so we can plan for volunteer help and to get more information about QAE, please RSVP!
If you have any other questions about QAE or can't attend any of the events but want to learn more about the school, please contact the office at 206-252-2480 or write the QAE PTSA at email@example.com
District Enrollment Dates & Deadlines
Have an incoming kindergartener or are you new to Seattle Public Schools? Follow the two steps below. If you already have a student in SPS, but would like to move to Queen Anne Elementary, start with step 2.
Step 1: New Student Registration for the 2020-21 School Year Begins Jan. 6th, 2020 New Student Registration is a general enrollment process. See the SPS Registration site for information on registering. If your neighborhood school is your first choice, your registration is complete.
Step 2: Open Enrollment for School Choice is Feb. 3rd-21st, 2020 If you're interested in having your child attend Queen Anne Elementary, the next step is to submit that choice during the Open Enrollment period. See the SPS School Choice and Open Enrollment page for details. Also check the Open Enrollment Fast Facts page.
The district will continue to accept school choice applications up until April 21st. Any enrollment forms received by Feb. 21st are treated the same. Forms received after Feb. 21st aren't given any tiebreaker priorities, making it less likely that you'll get into QAE or another option school.
Sibling Reminder: If you have a student currently enrolled at Queen Anne Elementary and plan to send your other child/ren to QAE, you must complete the Open Enrollment for the incoming sibling(s).
Jan. 6, 2020: Online Registration begins for the 2020-2021 school year
Jan. 19, 2020: Admissions Fair for Option Schools at Mercer International Middle School (10am - 2pm)
Feb. 3, 2020: Open Enrollment Begins; Choice forms available
Feb. 21, 2020: Open Enrollment Ends (on time applications)
April 21, 2020: Open Enrollment results are shared with families
May 31, 2020: School Choice Window Closes
Even if you don't get in to QAE when the results are released on April 21st, stay on the wait list and keep in touch with the district. Spots continue to open in the Spring and Summer as families move.
Selection Process and Tie-Breakers: The school district reviews all school choice forms submitted by the deadline and attempts to match students with their top choice. In the event, that there are more students than there are spots available, enrollment is determined by a series of tie-breakers. The are, in order:
Sibling - if the incoming student has a sibling who already attends QAE
Geographic Zone - if the incoming student lives within the QAE Geo Zone
Lottery - random selection from all remaining incoming students
If your student is initially on the waiting list when assignments are available, they may eventually get a spot at QAE as other students decide on other schools or move out of the area (no guarantees though)!