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Watch the 2021-22 Foss Information Night recording to learn more about Foss High School. This recording includes introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, athletics, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.

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Foss student bumps fist with staff member
Foss students at graduation
Staff member wearing mask poses with Henry Foss statue
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The First IB School in WA State


Enroll in your neighborhood school anytime during the school year.

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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12

Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.

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Choice Enrollment 2022-2023 School Year

We recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. If your neighborhood school isn't the best fit, you can apply to attend another school in Tacoma Public Schools through our choice enrollment process. 

Choice applications for grades 1-12 are due by January 21, 2022. 

Choice Application

New Student Enrollment

Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in November.

New Student Application


Why Foss

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As Washington state’s oldest IB World School, Foss has been preparing students to take on the world for more than 30 years.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging and internationally accepted college prep curriculum. IB students can graduate with up to one year of college credit, are more likely to get into the college of their choice and more likely to graduate. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. This elite and rigorous academic program is offered in tandem with all the benefits of a comprehensive high school.


Programs at Foss


Falcons in Action

Foss Virtual Tour

Foss Multicultural Assembly