What makes Tahoma... Tahoma? That’s a question we’ll continue to come back to. We are focusing on the unique programs, tools and opportunities offered to Tahoma students, and the accessibility of these offerings for every child in our district. You’ll have the chance to provide input on our career pathways, extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities, and the many other ways that make Tahoma a one-of-a-kind school district.
As our community and district grow, we are focused on finding solutions to ensure we have the space to accommodate, or “house,” the students we serve. In addition to considering physical space, we must also consider the programs and high-quality education that we want for students in our facilities, as well as the safety and security of our buildings. This will include evaluating our existing spaces, and also considering how new spaces would continue preparing Future Ready students for today and tomorrow’s world.
The name "TaHoMa" was selected for its connection to the local communities of Taylor, Hobart and Maple Valley, combining the first two letters of each town.
The Native Lushootseed word "təqʷubəʔ" (pronounced "teh-KWOH-beh,") means "mother of waters," and is believed to be where "Tahoma," one of Mt. Rainier's original names, derives from.
The Tahoma School District would like to acknowledge the Muckleshoot People, the descendants of the Duwamish, who are the Traditional Stewards of this land and the Federally Recognized Treaty Tribe of King County.
The District is also committed to remembering the historic origin of the name Tahoma and to continue acknowledging its rich history with the native tribes of this region.