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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. 

Enroll Your Kindergartener for the 2024-25 school year now

We encourage families to enroll as soon as possible. This helps us forecast class sizes and staffing needs for the coming school year.

2024-25 Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open Graphic

Elementary students should enroll in their home schools. Children must be 5 years old by August 31, 2024, to register for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year opened on February 1, 2024. To register for the 2024-2025 school year families must complete the Online Enrollment process.

All four elementary schools are hosting school tours for new and prospective families on Thursday, February 8 and Wednesday, April 17. The tours are from 9:30am-11am and will give prospective families, either on Mercer Island or off, a chance to visit a school on a typical school day.

Tours at each elementary school are a great opportunity for families to ask questions about the school and find out why we believe MISD is the best option for your family's education journey.  

Families can learn more about each of our four elementary schools through our 2023-24 school profiles.

Island Park Profile    Lakeridge Profile    Northwood Profile   West Mercer Profile

Families can find out their home school location with our Find My Bus |Find My School Tool or by downloading a copy of the Boundary Map. For questions about school boundaries, contact Jen Williamson in the Transportation Department, 206-236-3335.

If you have a enrollment question and you are not finding the answer on our website, you can reach out to us via our Prospective MISD Student/Families Contact Form. The form has several question selection options that will help us route your question to the correct staff member that can provide answers.

Ask Us An Enrollment Question

Kindergarten: A Day In The Life

Director of Learning Services Nova Williams talks to kindergarten students and highlights the learning done by kindergarten students in the Mercer Island School District. MISD Elementary Principals also speak about the kindergarten experience in their schools.

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

Before beginning online enrollment, parents must read the Establishing and Verifying Residency Form (3120 F1) and have the required documents outlined in it available to upload. 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. - See 3120 F1 for acceptable forms of proof of residency.
  • 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 of the school year they are registering for.  (see policy 3110).

Elementary Attendance Boundaries
Elementary students will enroll in their home schools. 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.

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.

Home Language Survey
As part of the online enrollment process, information from the Home Language Survey (HLS) is used to determine if testing is necessary for both foreign-born and U.S.-born English Language Learner students. Home Language Surveys translations can be found here. However, the HLS translations are for reference purposes only. Parents must fill out the English-language version of the Home Language Survey during their online enrollment process. 

In the video below MISD Communications Coordinator Ian Henry talked to 2021-22 school year kindergarteners in advance of last year's Kindergarten Information Night, which was for the 2022-23 school year. The fun video gives future kindergarten families an idea of what to expect in kindergarten.