Welcome Class of 2032! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31st of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16th also will be considered for admission.
You have the following choices for your rising kindergartner:
You can attend your base school.
Your base school is the school where you are assigned and where you will pre-register for the upcoming school year. All base schools provide academics, arts, physical education and music under the direction of high-quality teachers. If your base school has an enrollment cap, you will still register there and discuss options with a school representative.
Or, you can apply to attend a Magnet or Year-Round School.
The Magnet and Year-Round application period for the 2019-20 school year is Jan. 4-30, 2019. Pre-registration is required for rising kindergartners applying to a magnet program. (If your base school is on the year-round calendar, you may request a traditional calendar school during the Early Transfer Period, Feb. 21-March 6.)
Magnet schools teach the same core subjects as our traditional schools, but present the information in a different way, based on the magnet school's themes. We offer 19 different themes. These themes are offered at 28 elementary magnet schools. Each program offers a unique way of delivering the standard curriculum, giving parents the ability to customize their child’s learning experience and creating just the right fit for their child.
For further information, visit the WCPSS Kindergarten website.