Student Transfer Request Process

  • 2022-2023 School Year

    The Kent School District is longer accepting transfer requests for the 2022-2023 school year. Decisions for the August transfer window will be made by September 15, 2022. Students will need to begin the school year at their boundary school. 

    The Kent School District (KSD) will accept applications for the current school year for childcare purposes, a change of address, and some programs at any time during the school year. If you have moved into a different boundary and want to attend your new school, please contact the school directly for enrollment information.  If have moved into a different boundary and would like to apply to stay at your current, please complete the Change of Address Process (Transfer Requests / Year-Round Transfers (  If you are requesting a transfer for an Elementary Student due to Childcare (Transfer Requests / Year-Round Transfers (, please contact Student and Family Support Services at 253-373-7235

    When will I know if my transfer request is approved?

    Families will be notified by email by the middle of September. 

    Transfer Request Applications Not Required for Virtual School

    All students entering grades 6-12 may choose to attend Kent School District’s new virtual school for the 2022-2023 school year by completing a separate online enrollment process.

    Additional Information

    Transportation Not Provided for Transfer Students

    Transportation is not available for students approved for transfer to a non-boundary school. Transportation will be the responsibility of the family.

    Transfers Not Approved for Athletic Reasons

    Transfer requests will not be approved for athletic or co-curricular activity reasons. As per WIAA regulations, students transferring from one high school to another high school within the Kent School District, without a corresponding change in home residence with natural parents or legal guardians, will be deemed ineligible for a one-year period at the varsity level of sports.

    Kindergarten Students Must Register at Boundary School First

    Kindergarten students must register at their boundary school prior to requesting a transfer.

    Non-Residents Must Complete Form from Boundary District

    All non-resident transfers must obtain a Choice Transfer/Release of Attendance from their boundary school district.

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Last Modified on August 11, 2022