School Choice 2020

Faith Lutheran School celebrated school choice with our students and parents in January. Students participated in themed activities and shared why they love our school.

To find out more about school choice, click on the picture to the left to watch a short video.

Did you know that, on average, Washington spends $11,125 per public school student each year? Most children in Washington (and in America) attend traditional public schools. Traditional public schools are free to attend, open to all students, and operated by school districts. They are funded by taxpayers like you. Washington has restricted open enrollment for public school. Open enrollment refers to whether parents can choose to send their child to any public school in Washington, regardless of where they live or where the school is located. Based on Washington’s laws, a parent may or may not be able to choose a traditional public school in another district.


Families in Washington can also consider private schools, nonpublic schools that charge tuition. Private schools may offer a unique curriculum, smaller class sizes, or a faith-based tradition. Washington’s private schools come in all shapes and forms, from religious schools to schools designed for children with special needs. Unfortunately, there are no state-run scholarship options in Washington at present, but private scholarships may be available.