The Seattle Preschool Selection process takes into consideration various factors. Eligible preschoolers will be selected through a random selection process that utilizes the following criteria:
Child’s age: Children who are age 4 on or before August 31 of the school year will receive priority over children who are age 3.
Home address: If you select a site that is in the same Seattle Public Schools elementary or middle school attendance zone as your home address, you will receive priority for that site over children living in other parts of the city.
Siblings: Additional preference is given to children with siblings who will be enrolled/attending SPP at the same time.
Homeless and Foster Care: Children from families experiencing homelessness or in foster care will receive priority placement.
If a site requires a waitlist, children will be added to the waitlist based on these priorities.