Welcome New Families

Check out the District information page for directions to the schools and other information.

English Language Learners (ELL) Program | Highly Capable Program


Translation and Interpretation Services

The Mercer Island School District provides limited English proficient parents with information in their own language so that they can make informed decisions about their children's education. This includes providing interpretation and translation services for vital meetings and communications. If you need assistance, please email Administrative Assistant Mary Newcomer or call 206-230-6336.

Learning by Choice

The OSPI Learning by Choice guide answers the commonly asked questions about the Learning by Choice law, options created by the No Child Left Behind Act, and other enrollment options available to students in public, private, and home-based instruction.  More info ...


Special Education Preschool - Click here


National Center for Homeless Education – A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers - English  |  Spanish



2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration Packets will be available following Kindergarten Round-Up on January 26, 2015. Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Island Park Elementary from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. This event is for parents only. 
Students in Grades 1-5 use this Student Enrollment form. You will also need to complete an Ethnicity and Race Data Report, a D.O.H. Certificate of Immunization, a D.O.H Certificate of Exemption (if applicable), a Home Language Survey (English, Other Language), and a Transfer of Records form. Completed paperwork should be returned to any of the three elementary schools. Registration at a particular school is based on space availability. Comprehensive or Annual Nondiscrimination Statement (information only).

Grades 6-8

Registration can only be accomplished at Islander Middle School. Please contact the registrar at 206-230-6160 for appointment and questions. Please complete and bring the following to the appointment a Student Enrollment form, an Ethnicity and Race Data Report, a D.O.H. Certificate of Immunization,  a D.O.H Certificate of Exemption (if applicable), a Home Language Survey (English, Other Language), a Gator Greeting form, and a Transfer of records form. A copy of the student's most recent report card and any national testing scores would be helpful. Please call 206-230-6160 beginning August 8 to set up an appointment to register your student. Comprehensive or Annual Nondiscrimination Statement (information only).

Grades 9-12 and Adult Transition Students

Students in Grades 9-12 and adult transition students use this Student Enrollment form. You will also need to complete an Ethnicity and Race Data Report, a D.O.H. Certificate of Immunization, a D.O.H Certificate of Exemption (if applicable), and a Home Language Survey (English, Other Language). You will also find the Four Year Plan of Study, Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015 and beyond, the High School Profile and the High School Course Descriptions sheets helpful. Students interested in sports should examine the MIHS Sports web pages and the Division I Academic Eligibility Requirements. Actual registration for the 205-16 school year can only be accomplished in person at Mercer Island High School. Students should call 206-236-3359. Comprehensive or Annual Nondiscrimination Statement (information only).

    Interested in talking with a parent about the Mercer Island Community? These parents have agreed to be contacted by new families with questions.

    Island Park Elementary (K-5)

    5437 Island Crest Way
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    206-236-3410 FAX: 206-230-6251
    Web Site

    IP PTA President:

    Ashleigh Dickinson president@islandparkpta.org
    IP VP of Family Services:

    Lakeridge Elementary (K-5)

    8215 Southeast 78th
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    206-236-3415 FAX: 206-230-6232
    Web Site

    LR PTA President:


    West Mercer Elementary (K-5)

    4141 81st Avenue Southeast
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    206-236-3430 FAX: 206-230-6043
    Web Site

    West Mercer PTA Co-Presidents:
    Andrea Dickstein and Christina Hendelman

    New Families Liaison:
    Carla Monahan

    Islander Middle School (6-8)

    8225 SE 72nd
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    206-236-3413 FAX: 206-236-3408
    Web Site

    IMS PTSA President:


    Mercer Island High School (9-12)

    9100 SE 42nd
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (206) 236-3345 FAX: (206) 236-3358
    Web Site

    MIHS PTSA President


    Mercer Island Preschool

    MIPA Co-President
    Cara Perla                        Erin Sirianni
    caraperla@hotmail.com   erinsirianni@gmail.com
    MIPA Co-President
    Sarah LeClercq                  Kim Thomas
    206-232-2329                     206-579-2828


Our schools, as well as the City of Mercer Island town clerk, the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Fire Station all have mail-in voter registration forms. You must be registered for 30 days before an election to be qualified to vote.

Registered voters may apply for absentee ballots 45 days prior to any election by mail, telephone, or in person at the King County Elections Office. Call 206-296-VOTE (8683) or FAX 206-205-5080. There is also an absentee ballot request form available on-line on the elections page of the King County home page: www.metrokc.gov/elections/index.html