Impact Public Schools | Commencement Bay Elementary


The mission of Impact Public Schools (IPS) is to prepare a diverse student population to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders while making a broader impact on public education across Washington state.

At Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary (I | CBE) in Tacoma, WA, every child is known, loved and guided by an adult mentor. Students set a personalized learning plan, participate in decolonized project-based learning, and engage in arts enrichment in a safe, focused school environment that balances high expectations with joy. Families benefit from partnerships with before and after school care programs, free transportation to and from school, on-site playground, and connections to wrap-around supports.

Key Specializations

Equity-driven Leadership



Year Opened


Grade Levels

TK-1 in 2021-22 TK-2 in 2022-23 TK-3 in 2023-24 TK-4 in 2024-25 TK-5 in 2025-26 and beyond



1301 East 34th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA.

Phone Number

206-712-7640 x3