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Why Birney


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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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Birney is home to three Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs (DHH) for Preschool to fifth grade. There is a Pre-school through fifth-grade program that provides students with dual-language (American Sign Language and English) instruction. There is also a Listening and Spoken Language preschool focusing on oral English development. In addition, Birney offers a special education program and HeadStart preschool. Teachers emphasize Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) to build a learning environment that teaches and rewards positive interactions. Birney recognizes that all students need to feel safe and supported to succeed academically. Research-based instruction is at the heart of classroom teachings with a fully implemented workshop model for English Language Arts and Math Studio practices.

Choice enrollment opens October 30, 2023

Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school through our Choice Enrollment process.

The kindergarten Choice application closes March 8, 2024

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Family Guide to Kindergarten Readiness

Help prepare your child for kindergarten by exploring tips and videos for reading readiness, math readiness, social and emotional readiness, and language readiness on the Tacoma Public Schools website.

Family Guide to Kindergarten Readiness