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    Winner of the 2016 Washington State Achievement Award for
    Overall Excellence, High Progress & English Language Arts Growth

    Tuition-Free   • Low Student-to-Staff Ratio   • Open to All Seattle Residents
    On-Site Childcare   • Guaranteed Placement in Hamilton International Middle School and Lincoln High School Language Immersion Programs

    No language skills are required for kindergarten and 1st grade applicants of non-native/non-heritage language speaker spots. Applicants for native/heritage language speaker spots in kindergarten and 1st grade, as well as all spots in 2nd through 5th grade, will be asked to take a language proficiency assessment at John Stanford International School.




    4057 5th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 | 206-252-6080 |
    Principal Sarah Jones

    SCHOOL TOURS: Visit JSIS, and meet staff, parents, and students to learn more on
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

    For More Information & To Apply for Enrollment 

    School Information Sessions and Tours: 

    Wednesday, January 29 from 9-10am or 5:30-6:30pm

    John Stanford International School is an Option School.  This means enrollment is a TWO STEP PROCESS.

    1. Enroll your incoming student with Seattle Public Schools during Open Enrollment (Feb. 3-14, 2020).  If your student’s home language is either Japanese or Spanish, please indicate this on the enrollment form.

    1. You must also submit a School Choice Form to enrollment services.  On your Choice Form, indicate John Stanford International School. School Choice forms will be available on the website on Feb. 3, 2020.  These are listed under admissions at:

    Students entering second through fifth grades and students who wish to fill one of the heritage / native speaker set-aside seats will be required to pass a language proficiency interview.  Families will be contacted by John Stanford International School to schedule this interview.

    The deadline for on-time submission of the School Choice Form is 11:59pm on Feb. 14.  The form must be received in enrollment by this time, postmarks do not count.  If your form is received after this date/time, it will not be processed until AFTER all the on-time forms.

    What are the assignment tie-breakers for John Stanford International School?

    Heritage / Native Speaker set-aside

    20% of seats in Kindergarten and First grade will be assigned to native or heritage Spanish or Japanese speakers (these are families who have indicated a home language of Spanish or Japanese on the original enrollment form and have passed a language proficiency interview).

    All other seats

    1. Siblings of current students

    2. Children whose home address is within our GeoZone (see SPS website)

    3. Lottery for students whose home address is outside the GeoZone