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Stadium Information Night

Watch the live event recording below for introductions from key Stadium leaders and staff, a campus tour, and important information about choice enrollment. 

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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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By The Numbers

94%

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Graduation Rate

28

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AP & College in High School Classes

93%

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Percentage of Students Taking Courses of Rigor

25

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Athletic Teams

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 Stadium

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Stadium students have access to an enormous range of courses, clubs, and athletics, all within a school that is nationally recognized as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools. This combination of excellence and variety allows students to explore all their interests, discover their passions and prepare for success after graduation. Participation in extra and co-curricular activities is almost universal among the diverse student population. The school celebrated its centennial year in 2006 and is very different on the inside than it was for its first 100 years. Stadium continues to adapt and evolve with the 21st century needs of students while keeping tradition and history alive.

Stadium students have access to an enormous range of courses, clubs, and athletics, all within a school that is nationally recognized as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools.

Programs & Activities at Stadium

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​The arts are alive and well at Stadium High School. Students are encouraged to express themselves, explore their passions, and hone their skills in our performing arts courses.

Academic Equity and Access

​The arts are alive and well at Stadium High School. Students are encouraged to express themselves, explore their passions, and hone their skills in our performing arts courses.

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Our student athletes, are students first and work equally hard in the classroom as on the field.

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Stadium is challenging and preparing all students for success after high school.

 

Tigers in Action

 

The Brown Castle

Stadium High School, commonly referred to as the Brown Castle, was originally intended by its financiers, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and Tacoma Land Company, to be one of the finest luxury hotels on the Pacific Coast. Construction began in 1891, but due to the railroad’s financial failure, the hotel was never completed and was boarded up for a number of years before it was acquired by the Tacoma School District.

In 1906, Tacoma High School, as Stadium was then called, opened its doors to 878 students and 38 teachers. Renamed Stadium High School in 1913, the Brown Castle has been host to many historical figures including: Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren Harding, Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, World War I hero General John “Black Jack” Pershing and John Phillip Sousa's band. Being a part of a school with so rich a history (our Brown Castle is a registered historical landmark) is a source of pride for the students, families, and staff of Stadium High School.

The school celebrated its centennial year in 2006 and has been completely modernized. Stadium is also proud of its reputation for excellence in academics and the arts. Participation in extra and co-curricular activities is almost universal among the diverse student population. Community involvement is also an integral part of the school’s reputation.

As a Stadium Tiger, you will make a commitment to honor our school’s rich traditions and to work toward preserving its superior reputation.​​​

 

Class of 2021 College Map

Students from Stadium attend colleges throughout the world. Check out this map to see where students from the Class of 2021 are attending.

First page of the PDF file: Classof2021-CollegeMap