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



The 2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration Packets are now available. Please download the appropriate packet below. Submit completed packets to the front desk administrative assistants at your neighborhood school. 
Northwood Elementary will open in late August, 2016. Until then, Northwood packets should go to Mary Newcomer at the district administration building, 4160 86th AVE SE. You can reach Mary at 206-230-6336.
Island Park Kindergarten Registration Packet  |  Lakeridge Kindergarten Registration Packet 
Click here to learn about the new elementary boundaries that will go into effect 2016-17. For additional help determining your neighborhood school, contact Dave Bynum at 206-236-3337. 
Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish

Grades 1-5

Completed registration packets should be returned to any of the three elementary schools. Packets for our fourth elementary school, Northwood, should be taken to the district administration building until Northwood opens in August 2016. See packet for more information.
Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish

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 in the Grades 6-8 Registration Packet (see link below). A copy of the student's most recent report card and any national testing scores would be helpful. 
Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish

Grades 9-12 and Adult Transition Students

Registration can only be accomplished at Mercer Island High School. Please call the registrar at 206-236-4513. Please complete and bring in the Grades 9-12 and Adult Transition Students Registration Packet (see link below).
The Home Language Survey is available in multiple translations
You will find helpful information in the High School Course Catalog and the High School Profile
Students interested in sports should examine the MIHS Sports web pages and the Division I Academic Eligibility Requirements
Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish

Comprehensive or Annual Nondiscrimination Statement 


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 Elections web page.