New Families - Enrollment Information

  • Dear New Family,

    We want to welcome you to the Mercer Island School District. Thank you very much for taking the time to register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 year. Our school offices are now closed, but rest assured that we have received your packet through our online system. Our registrars return at various times in August and they will review your paperwork and notify you if they discover any issues or next steps preparing for the year. The elementary school offices will re-open on August 5. The IMS office will re-open on August 8. The MIHS Counseling Center will re-open on August 21.

    The Mercer Island School District administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the summer. If you have urgent questions please feel free to call (206) 236-3330. The administrative office is located at 4160 86th Ave SE.


    Mercer Island School District

    Kindergarten registration for 2019-20 begins on January 29, 2019.
    New Families: To begin registering click on the Online Enrollment process.
    Registration information in additional languages: Vietnamese | Spanish | Chinese | Russian

    Families with children currently enrolled can log in to Skyward Family Access to enroll additional children.

    Before beginning online enrollment, parents are advised to have the following documents available to upload into the application. The process will take approximately 20-30 minutes; parents can save as they go and do not have to complete it all in one sitting.

    • Copy of Official birth certificate or passport (Required for all Kindergarten and 1st-grade enrollments).
    • Two (2) Proofs of Residency are required. (Copy of a utility bill/cable bill/mortgage statement and/or closed bill of sale/rental lease agreement. NOTE: ALL MISD STUDENTS LIVING IN THE HOME/APT. MUST BE LISTED ON LEASE AGREEMENTS).
    • Completed Certificate of Immunization (CIS) is required. (Enrollment applications will not be processed until this form has been completed.) (See Immunization Requirements).
    • Custody/Court Order if applicable
    • Restraining Order if applicable

    Reminder: Children must be five years old by August 31, 2019, to register for the 2019-2020 school year (see policy 3110).

    Elementary Attendance Boundaries
    Elementary students will enroll in their home school. To verify which school your student will attend, based on your home address, download a copy of the Boundary Map. You can also use our transportation tool called e-Link which helps families verify their student’s school and the school bus stop location nearest to their home address.

    The 3rd-5th grade Highly Capable program is at Lakeridge Elementary and West Mercer Elementary. Highly Capable students who live in the Island Park and Lakeridge neighborhoods attend Lakeridge. Highly Capable students who live in the Northwood and West Mercer neighborhoods attend West Mercer. 

    Contact the Transportation Department at or 206-236-3337, for questions about school boundaries.

    Immunization Requirements
    Washington State Law RCW28A.210.080 requires school-age children to receive specific immunizations in order to attend school. Proof of immunizations from a family physician or local health department is required. The parent/guardian needs to transfer this information to a Certificate of Immunization (CIS) form and sign the certificate to verify its accuracy and will upload a copy in the “Requested Documents” section of the online enrollment application. See the state Immunization Requirements.