USA Washington, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Public

Tacoma School District

Established: 1906
IB
City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1300
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Tacoma Public School District is the third largest district in the state of Washington. Tacoma’s high schools’ strong academic curricula include the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and 6 foreign language options and are supplemented by interesting extracurricular and sports programs.

FACILITIES
All of Tacoma’s frequently upgraded high schools have their own athletic facilities and various academic buildings.

SPORTS AND ARTS
All schools offer a wide variety of sports, clubs, and arts courses. Tacoma District’s Wilson High School has a particularly successful and comprehensive athletic program. Stadium High School has the most comprehensive art department in the district. Unique opportunities include the nationally recognized glassblowing program.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Tacoma, Washington is a mid-sized port city located on the Puget Sound, only an hour south of Seattle. With many cultural, entertainment, dining, sports and recreation options for international students to enjoy, Tacoma is the perfect blend of natural surroundings and urban living.

Visit School Site: Tacoma Public School District
Visit City Site: Tacoma, Washington

Famous Alumni

Ahmad Rashād (Bobby Moore) - Emmy sportscaster; AJ Gil – Singer, songwriter; Alex Montgomery - WNBA player; Brad Owen - Lt. Governor of Washington State 1997-2017; Brent Goulet - US Olympic and MLS soccer player; Dale Chihuly - Glass artist; Desmond Trufant - NFL player; Eduardo Peñalver - Cornell Law School Dean; Eric T. Olson - Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command; Frank Herbert – Author of “Dune” ; Geoff Tate - Singer of Grammy-nominated band Queensrÿche; Irv Robbins - Co-founder of Baskin-Robbins; James E. Brau - Particle physicist, professor of physics; Janis Paige - Actress; Jo Koy - Stand-up comic; Kaye Hall – Swimming Olympic gold medalist; Leo Randolph – Boxing Olympic gold medalist; Roberta Byrd Barr - Civil rights leader

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 312% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:20
SAT Average
1112
ACT Average
24
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
3D Art, Ceramics, Dance Composition, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Glass Arts, Painting, Photography, Studio Art - 2D Design
Music
Band, Choir, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Physics 1, Psychology, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
French, French Language and Culture, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Amnesty International, Anime Club, Chess Club, Fishing Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), German Club, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, Math Team, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Russian Language Club, Spanish Club, Student Life Committee, TV Studio
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
ELTiS Required
215
TOEFL Required
50
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Host Family First before acceptance. Will not accept students who have already graduated or who already completed 4 years of High School.

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