Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten

Visit the Tacoma Public Schools enrollment website to find applications and details on our district’s K-12 enrollment process.

Preschool

We offer 2 preschool programs at Geiger, Head Start and a tuition based preschool program. 

  • Head Start preschool - A free full-day preschool program for families with an annual income below the 130% Federal Poverty Level.  Families must reside within the Tacoma School District boundaries, and be able to provide proof of income, proof of residency, child's birth certificate and shot records upon enrollment.  Visit the Early Learning website for more information and online enrollment.
  • Tuition based preschool
    • We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
    • For the 2021-2022 school year we have 48 spots available.
    • Full day program, 8:55am - 3:20pm, 5 days a week for 3 and 4 year olds (child must be age appropriate by August 31).
    • Child must be completely toilet trained.
    • Our 3 and 4 year olds are in blended classrooms with our kindergarteners.

Online Enrollment Application

Preschool Tuition

Monthly tuition is $850.00/month (September - June). We offer a sliding scale for discounted tuition rates based on household income. Proof of income is required for discounted tuition rates.

One of the following documents can be used as proof of income:

  • Income tax form for the past year
  • W-2 form for the past year
  • Employer letter stating total gross earnings
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) award letter
  • 12 months of paystubs

$25 non-refundable registration fee is due at time of registration, as well as, a deposit of one month of tuition to secure your child's spot.

Sliding scale based on Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) and household income:

  0%-150% FPL 151%-225% FPL 226%-275% FPL 276%-300% FPL 301%-325% FPL 326%+ FPL
Persons in household Tuition $425 Tuition $510 Tuition $595 Tuition $680 Tuition $765 Tuition $850
2 $0 - $25,860 $25,861 - $38,790 $38,791 - $47,410 $47,411 - $51,720 $51,721 - $56,114 $56,115 or more
3 $0 - $32,580 $32,581 - $48,870 $48,871 - $59,730 $59,731 - $65,160 $65,161 - $70,696 $70,697 or more
4 $0 - $39,300 $39,301 - $58,950 $58,951 - $72,050 $72,051 - $78,600 $78,601 - $85,278 $85,279 or more
5 $0 - $46,020 $46,021 - $69,030 $69,031 - $84,370 $84,371 - $92,040 $92,041 - $99,860 $99,861 or more
6 $0 - $52,740 $52,741 - $79,110 $79,111 - $96,690 $96,691 - $105,480 $105,481 -  $114,442 $114,443 or more
7 $0 - $59,460 $59,461 - $89,190 $89,191- $109,010 $109,011 - $118,920 $118,921 - $129,024 $129,025 or more
8 $0 - $66,180 $66,181 - $99,270 $99,271 - $121,330 $121,331 - $132,360 $132,361 - $143,606 $143,607 or more

 

For Preschool registration: 

  • Complete an online application. 
  • ​​​Birth Certificate or other document to verify age (acceptable alternatives include, baptismal certificate, hospital records or insurance records).
  • Proof of immunizations.

  • Proof of address - 2 pieces (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement or mortgage statement, phone bill, cable bill).

Spots are filled, per the Tacoma School District guidelines and placements into our preschool program follow the criteria below:

  • Current Geiger preschool students, continuing for another year.

  • Students who live within the Geiger attendance area.

  • Students who have older siblings currently attending Geiger.

  • Students who reside within the TPS district and attend a daycare in the Geiger attendance area.

  • Students who live outside of the Geiger attendance area, but within the TPS district.

  • Students who live outside of the TPS district.

Families who meet the first 3 criteria above, and do not enroll during the open enrollment window, will lose their priority status for enrollment.