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New Student Enrollment

Dear Mercer Island Family,

We want to welcome you to the Mercer Island School District. Thank you very much for taking the time to enroll your child(ren) in MISD.

If you would like to enroll your child in elementary, middle, or high school, please see below for the required documentation, including Residency Verification. When submitting your child's completed CIS (Certificate of Immunization Status) form, it must be medically verified, either signed by a physician's office or downloaded from the WA IIS with the physician's information. If your child does not have complete immunization records or is not in a conditional (temporary) status, your child will not be allowed to attend on the first day of school.  See the Immunization Requirements page for more details.

You can learn more about each of our schools by reading the school profile of each school.

MIHS Profile    IMS Profile    Island Park Profile    Lakeridge Profile    Northwood Profile   West Mercer Profile

To begin registering for the 2022-23 school year click on the Online Enrollment process.

To begin registering for the 2023-24 school year click on the Online Enrollment process.

Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will begin on Wednesday, February 1 for all grade levels.

Important Note: We will be migrating to a new version of Skyward (Qmlativ) over the summer. To allow for time to process applications and prepare for migration, please submit enrollment applications by Friday, June 16th as the online enrollment portal will not be available beginning June 17th through August 6th. The enrollment portal will be back online beginning Monday, August 7th

During the time the enrollment portal is not available, we will have a form on this page that will allow you to start the enrollment process, which you will have to finish after Monday, August 7. Filling out this form will notify us that you intend to enroll and will complete the process on or after August 7.

Qmlativ Informational Brochure (PDF)

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. 

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, 2023, to register for the coming school year, (2023-2024) (see policy 3110).

Elementary Attendance Boundaries
Elementary students and families should begin the school enrollment process at 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 Find My Bus |Find My School Tool tool which helps families verify their student’s school and the school bus stop location nearest to their home address.

The schools make every attempt possible to enroll students in their home attendance school. Due to capacity, in some instances a student or family may be placed at a school outside of their home attendance area. The school registrar and principal will work with families in these circumstances.

Email Patrick Rock at the Transportation Department or call 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.