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  • Kindergarten registration for 2018-19 opens Jan. 8, 2018.*

    Welcome Class of 2031! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners must start by registering in the main office of your assigned base school, beginning Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 (*rescheduled from Jan. 4 due to inclement weather). Locate your base school by visiting this site. 

    A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children

    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 is Jan. 10-Feb. 5, 2018. Pre-registration is required for rising kindergartners applying to a magnet program. 

    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 16 different themes, which can be viewed by visiting this site. These themes are offered at 26 elementary magnet schools, which can be viewed by visiting this site.  The themes include Montessori, Engineering, World Languages, Leadership and Gifted & Talented. 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. 




Enrollment Materials

Download packet for incoming Kindergartners and bring it to the office of your base school. Locate your base school. Make sure to bring all your documents. View the list of required materials.

Tips for registering your child

    • You must register at your base school. 
    • Call ahead to see if your base school has dedicated registration times. 
    • Complete your paperwork ahead of time. 
    • Children do not need to be present for registration. In fact, it is preferable to make arrangements to register without your children present as schools will be very busy.

  • How do I choose a school?

    At Wake, families are offered many choices to suit an individual child’s needs.

    Here are some things to consider and do when deciding which school is a better fit for your family.
    • The magnet application period is Jan. 10-31, 2018. Learn more about magnet schools.
    • Attend your base school’s open house.
    • Consider your calendar option choice and if interested, attend that school’s open house. Many families prefer year-round because it allows more free time throughout the year for family vacations. Other families prefer traditional calendar to have summers off or to align with other siblings.