Every child has potential…

TAF Academy is a pioneer in education.

We provide innovative learning models, professional development for teachers and opportunities for students and teachers to learn from and work alongside STEM professionals and use cutting-edge equipment and software. Our district partner, Federal Way Public Schools, works with us to hire teachers and define curriculum requirements, supply the funding normally allocated for each public school student and provide other resources.

Applying Learning to Life

Our programs integrate STEM skills with reading, writing, art, history, and other subjects. Students are given a guiding question and work together in teams, learning from and teaching each other. That’s how they learn to ask the right questions, analyze data and apply academic knowledge creatively and effectively to solve real-world problems. TAF is creating a generation of leaders who understand the power of community and the need to be an active part of it.

We prepare students for success

TAF Academy delivers

  • Influential learning opportunities with professionals working in STEM fields
  • A supportive culture where all students are expected and enabled to thrive
  • Graduation and college matriculation rates that are well above average

In Federal Way Public Schools, non-native English-speaking students who have not passed the Washington State English proficiency test (WELPA) are enrolled in the English Language Learners (ELL) Program.


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Free and Reduced-Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a “Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form.” The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office or to Nutrition Services at 1214 South 332nd St., Federal Way, WA 98003.

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As with any emergency situation, the decision to cancel or delay school depends on many factors, the most important of which is student and staff safety. Unfortunately, the conditions that cause us to delay or cancel school aren’t always immediately obvious. We strive to make our decisions about school closings or delays as early as possible. Sometimes, the conditions change so quickly that a timely decision is not possible.

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School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences — excused as well as unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth -graders dropping out of high school

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