Enrollment for 2018-2019

Seattle Public Schools will start accepting new student enrollment forms Jan 8, 2018. If you have an incoming kindergartner or an upper grade student new to SPS, you will need to complete this registration process.

In order to enroll at McDonald International you will also need to complete a School Choice form, and submit that to SPS during the annual open enrollment window Feb 5-16, 2018. Please consult the SPS website for most current information.

McDonald International Prospective student tours are Monday Jan 8, 2018. Daytime tour is 8:05 am-9:30 am, evening tour is 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Both tours begin in the cafeteria, and are for adults only. Please RSVP here to let us know which tour you will attend, and how many adults are coming.

And we need you to help with school tours! We need 15 to 18 people for each slot, plus student volunteers. Sign up here.

Additional details from SPS:
Current families with incoming kindergarten students: you must register your children through our new online registration with SPS and then you may submit a school choice form by Friday Feb. 16, 2018 to apply for McDonald Int’l in September 2018. Be sure to indicate on the choice form that your incoming kindergartener has a sibling already attending McDonald International.

Current McDonald International 5th graders rising to middle school:

  • If you live within the Hamilton International School boundaries, your child will automatically be assigned to Hamilton.
  • If you live outside the Hamilton International boundaries, and you want your child to continue with language immersion at Hamilton, you must submit a choice form to SPS Feb 5-16 2018 for Hamilton. This is an automatic guarantee assignment if you apply during Open Enrollment.
  • If you live outside the Hamilton Int’l boundaries and you prefer that your child attend the middle school assigned to your home address, you do not need to do anything. Your child will automatically be assigned to that school.

Please be aware that transportation to middle school is based on home address. It is possible your child may not be eligible for school bus transportation to and from middle school. If you are in middle or high schools and live outside of the school service area you will receive an Orca Card.

Current students thinking about leaving to another school or program? (for example HCC or Spectrum Advance Learning) Please be aware, if you apply to another school, and space is available at that school, the district will assign your child automatically during the first phase of choice assignments to that program or school causing your student to lose their existing assignment to McDonald International. If you have any questions about this please ask us before turning in your paperwork.

Families switching to a private school- all application materials must be submitted to the McDonald Int’l office at least 10 working days prior to the due date. Please bring the records request, along with an addressed envelope and two first class stamps.

2018-19 Registration for students new to Seattle Public Schools will be available on line January 8, 2018. To receive additional support with the online process please apply in-person at the JSCEE Admission Center. Open Enrollment/School choice period is February 5-16, 2018. School choice forms will be available online on Feb 5.

Important Dates

  • Mon., Feb. 5  Open Enrollment begins and School Choice Forms Available Online
  • Fri., Feb. 16, 2018 Open Enrollment Ends
  • Assignment Lookup Tool Available Online for 2018-19 (date to be determined)
  • Thurs May 31, 2018  School Choice ends for 2018-19

August 31, 2018 Waitlists from open enrollment are dissolved.

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