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How to Enroll

2023-24 School Year

Note: The information on this page is for enrolling students for the 2023–24 school year. Information on registering a student for the remainder of the 2022–23 school year is available by following the linked text.

Kindergarten registration for the 2023–24 school year begins April 19, 2023:

  • Schools are hosting kindergarten open houses in the spring of 2023 so families can learn more about their school. Visit the school website for details, or check the open house schedule.
  • Step Up to Kindergarten is on Aug. 18, 2023. This half-day school experience is for incoming kindergarten students to help them become familiar with their schools and classrooms right before the start of the 2023–24 school year.
  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions for answers on kindergarten registration.

All registration steps, including the completion of enrollment forms, must be completed/provided for a child to be able to start school:

  1. Check to see if your child meets the age requirements.
  2. Use the Attendance Zone Locator to find your zoned school. You must register at the school as stated on the attendance zone locator.
  3. Gather the required documents.
  4. Complete the enrollment forms:
  5. Visit your school to complete in-person verification of documents. Call the school or contact the school registrar first to find out what time to visit. You must bring all required documents to complete the registration process.

Kindergarten Open Houses


Principal Name

Open House/Orientation Date(s) Week of April 24-28

Open House/Orientation Time(s)

Charles Barrett Elementary School

Loren Brody

Monday, April 24

9:30 a.m.

Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology

Jasibi Crews

Tuesday, April 25 & Friday, May 12

8:30–10 a.m.

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School

Penny Hairston

Friday, April 28

9 a.m.

Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

Rachael Dischner

Thursday, April 27

1 p.m.

George Mason Elementary School

Seazante' Oliver

Monday, April 24 & Tuesday, May 2

1–2 p.m. and 3–4 p.m.

James K. Polk Elementary School

Carla P. Carter

Wednesday, April 26

10 a.m.

Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School

John McCain

Thursday, February 23

1–2 p.m.

John Adams Elementary School

Alicia Kingcade

Friday, April 28

8:30 a.m.

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy

Patricia Zissios

Monday, April 24

9 a.m.

Mount Vernon Community School

Liza Burrell-Aldana

Thursday, April 27

9  a.m.

Naomi L. Brooks Elementary School

Suzanne Hess

Friday, April 21

8:30 a.m.

Patrick Henry K-8 School

Ingrid Bynum

Wednesday, April 26

8:45–9:30 a.m.

Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School

Dara Kelly

Wednesday, April 26

12:15–1 p.m.

William Ramsay Elementary School

Mike Routhouska

Thursday, April 27

9– 10 a.m.