Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment

Please Note: For the 2022-2023 school year, Kindergarten registration will be online through the ParentVUE portal starting March 28.

All elementary schools with kindergarten classes offer a full-day kindergarten program.
(There are six elementary schools that do not serve grades K-2.)

4-Step Registration Process

  1. 1  
    Determine Eligibility

    Children age 5 by September 1 on the first day of school are eligible for enrollment.

    Age and Attendance Requirements

    Contact International Admissions and Enrollment at 240-740-4500 to begin the enrollment process when:

    • The student is age 7 or older by September 1 and has not attended school within the U.S. or a U.S. accredited school (i.e., Department of Defense school or an accredited American International school in a foreign country) within the past two years, or
    • The student does not live with a parent or legal guardian.
     
  2. 2  
    How would you Like to Register?
    1. Online
      1. You will need to create a ParentVue account here.
      2. If you have questions about online registration, here are helpful tips on how to Get Started with Kindergarten Online Registration  
    2. Paper Forms  
      1. Please contact your school directly. You can determine which school is assigned to your address by using the School Assignment Locator.
     
  3. 3  
    Important Documents
    1. Proof of Residency
    2. Identification
    3. Birth documents
    4. Health Forms

    Parents registering their children for the first time in a Montgomery County public school must provide proof of county residency, identity, age and immunizations, unless homeless. Required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.

    Students who have previously attended school should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

    Examples of acceptable verification documentation  

  4. 4  
    School Contact
    1. Making an Appointment
    2. Kindergarten Orientation programs were typically held in each elementary school in the spring of each year. For the 2022-2023 school year, registration sessions will be held in person beginning March 28, 2022. Schools will hold Kindergarten Orientation sessions during the summer. Schools will share further information about Kindergarten Orientation with families who have registered their children for kindergarten.

      Families moving into Montgomery County during the sum¬mer should register their children as soon as possible. School offices are open year-round. It is recommended that you contact the school and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

      List of schools

      MCPS has boundaries that determine your child’s home school. To determine which school serves your neighborhood, use the School Assignment Tool. You can also call the Boundary Information Line at 240-314-4700, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday–Friday.

    3. Enrollment Confirmation
    4. Families who have elected to register for kindergarten online should expect to receive a confirmation email from the school in about a week, depending on the volume of registrations being processed.

     
 

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation typically includes an opportunity to visit the school, help parents enroll their children, including the completion of health forms, and to assist students in becoming acquainted with future friends and the school environment. At orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers, and other school staff members. There will be fun activities for children and an opportunity for parents to ask questions about the school’s procedures and programs. Kindergarten Orientation is primarily an opportunity for children to look forward to coming to school in August and to begin to build an important partnership between home and school. Please contact your school for the Kindergarten Orientation Date.

Logging into ParentVue


Are you new to MCPS?

You will need to create a ParentVue account here. After creating a ParentVUE account, you will be prompted to register when you first log in.

Are you already an MCPS parent/guardian?

Follow this link to register online.

  1. You can use your ParentVUE account to access Online Registration starting March 28, 2022.
  2. If you have not activated your ParentVUE account, contact your home school and they will send your login credentials.
  3. Forgot your login ID and/or password? Contact Community Support via e-mail at communitytechsupport@mcpsmd.org

Questions? Here is helpful information on how to Get Started with Kindergarten Online Registration.

Kindergarten Enrollment Flyer

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Optional Opportunities for Kindergarten Students

World Language Immersion Program