Students are selected for SPP through two application rounds- one in April and one in May- to start the program in the following September. To have your child included in a selection round, you must apply within the application period for that round. (See website for application round deadlines.)
If an application has been received by round 1 selection deadline, but that child is not selected for a preschool during round 1, they are automatically entered into the second round.
If you apply after the deadline for round 1, but before the round 2 selection deadline, your child’s application will be included in the second round of invitations.
Any application received after the Round 2 deadline will be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist includes any children who were not selected in the first two rounds of invitations and anyone who missed the deadline for the first two rounds.
Students are placed on a waitlist for each preschool on your application.
Students are placed on the waitlist in order of the program priorities.
- Children experiencing homelessness or in foster care will be placed first
- 4-year-olds will be placed over 3-year-olds
- Children who live in the elementary or middle school zones for a preschool will get priority over students who live outside of those boundaries (To determine your neighborhood school, visit Seattle Public Schools’ address lookup tool.)