What is the history of Tacoma Baptist Schools?
TBS and was founded by educators who wanted to make a Christian education available to all families in the South Puget Sound. Tacoma Baptist Schools has educated students for over 50 years.
Where is your campus located?
TBS is located in Tacoma, WA, minutes from I-5 and approximately one mile south of the Tacoma Mall. MAP
What are the school hours?
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 2:45 for Junior High & High School 8:00-2:30 for Elementary
Half day schedule 8:00-11:35
Office Hours 8:00-3:30
Summer Hours 9:00-3:00 Mon.-Thur.
Is TBS affiliated with any national or state organizations?
We are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), by the regional accrediting commission, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).
What churches do your families attend?
We are represented by over 100 churches in the South Puget Sound. Learn more about our faith community here.
What are your graduation rates?
Each year 100% of the senior class graduates from high school. More than 80% go on to college with 5-10% choosing to serve in the military or to begin work immediately.
Where do I find information about tuition rates and fees?
Basic information about our tuition is available here. Call Danette Taylor, Admissions Coordinator, at 253.475.7226 x105 for additional information.
Do you offer tuition assistance or financial aid?
We recognize that financing a Christian education can present challenges for many families. This is why we offer needs-based tuition assistance to qualifying families. Families must complete and submit an enrollment application before applying for tuition assistance. Click here for more information about our tuition assistance program.
What is your teacher-student ratio?
TBS Elementary - 1:14
TBS JH – 1:18
TBS HS – 1:16
What after school activities are offered at your campuses?
The TBS campus offers a variety of electives during the schools day – including choir, band, visual art, digital photography, and a full range of athletic opportunities in grades 7-12.
What is the male/female ratio at TBS?
273 students Total Student Body=284*
Elementary 53 male / 49 female
Junior High 27 (28*) male / 27 (33*) female
High School 56 (59*) male / 60 (62*) female
*Number includes those enrolled part-time through Running Start or TBS Homeschool Program
What is the student composition at each campus?
Students at TBS come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. We welcome and encourage this kind of diversity on our campuses.
What parent participation opportunities are available?
Parents are encouraged to attend all events, concerts and athletic contests. In addition, volunteers are invited in to the classrooms to help and encouraged to give their time at the school wherever their passions and gifts allow. Call the school office at 253.475.7226 to learn more about volunteer opportunities currently available on campus.
Where do TBS families live?
TBS families live in Tacoma, University Place, Steilacoom, Fircrest, Lakewood, Spanaway, DuPont, Lacey, JBLM, Federal Way, Fife, Auburn, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, South Hill, Graham, Sumner and Bonney Lake.
Do many military families attend your school?
We are proud to have a number of military families at our school. Currently, students from military families make up 7% of our student body.
Do you offer a military discount?
We currently offer a 10% tuition discount to active-duty U.S. Military personnel. Please contact us for more details.