Kindergarten Early Entrance Testing

Applications for 2022-2023 Kindergarten Early Entrance testing are now closed and will reopen April, 2023.  

Please note:  Testing is available only to students who will turn 5 between September 1  -  October 31 and that reside within the Tacoma School District boundaries.

If your student meets the age and Tacoma School District boundary requirements, please complete the Online Application

Applications that are received by April 30th, and meet the initial requirements, will be called in May to schedule a June testing appointment.  Applications and appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis and submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment into a program. 

We encourage you to also apply for preschool as enrollment fills quickly.  Please visit Early Learning for more information.  

Please review the Early Entrance to Kindergarten FAQ and Parent/Guardian documents below for detailed information on Kindergarten readiness and the testing process. For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Highly Capable office at hcservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us or at 253-571- 1120.