Age Requirements

To enter Prekindergarten in the fall of 2018:

Applicants must be 3 by September 1, 2017 to apply to prekindergarten. The appropriate birthday range for prekindergarten applicants is late summer/fall of 2013 to August 31, 2014.

To enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2018:

Applicants must be 4 by September 1, 2017 to apply to kindergarten. The appropriate birthday range for kindergarten applicants is late summer/fall of 2012 to August 31, 2013.

To enter prefirst in the fall of 2018:

Ages can vary in prefirst, but the majority of children entering prefirst in the fall of 2018 will have birthdays from May 2012 to December of 2012. Children must currently be in a kindergarten program in order to apply to prefirst.

To enter First grade in the fall of 2018:

Applicants must be 5 by September 1, 2017 to apply to first grade. The appropriate birthday range for first grade applicants is late summer/fall of 2011 to August 31, 2012.


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