Welcome to Kindergarten

  • The State of Washington funds full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools within Everett Public Schools.   The instructional day is 6 hours 15 minutes and provides time for extended learning experiences.

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  • 2024-2025 Kindergarten Enrollment

    Will your child be 5 by midnight on August 31, 2024?  Now is the time to enroll your child for Kindergarten. 

    Kindergarten enrollment is now open - enroll online, an easy and fast process, and upload the required documentation or fill out an enrollment packet and deliver it to your child's home school with the required documentation.                                                                                                                                                                   If you prefer to enroll in person, please find your homeschool and contact them to make an appointment.  

    Visit the Schools Transfers page for information about school transfer to a school outside your resident address and/or to submit the online school transfer application form. 

  • To enroll your child in kindergarten that begins in the fall of the year, your child must be five (5) years of age by August 31 of that school year. This is the Washington State uniform entry age. If they meet this age requirement, families can enroll their student online or in-person at their neighborhood school. Everett Public Schools (EPS) does not offer an early entrance to kindergarten option for students who turn 5 after August 31.

    EPS offers options for students prior to kindergarten, including ECEAP Preschool, Play and Learn, and Transitional Kindergarten. For students who are academically gifted, the highly capable program offers testing and services beginning in kindergarten.

    All Everett kindergarten programs participate in WaKIDS: Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills. WaKIDS is a process for welcoming students and their families to kindergarten, and for assessing children's strengths and development.  During the first three days of the school year, each family - children and parents/guardians - participates in a Family Connection conference with the teacher.  The meeting provides time for the teacher to get to know the student and family as they begin the kindergarten year.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    View the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Enrollment Kick-Off video: 

  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten (GRFK) - Orientation Night 

    Below is the schedule for GRFK Orientation Night per school.  It is important to ensure that your child is enrolled before your school's Orientation Night date in order to receive an invitation to attend the event and meet the school's team and kindergarten teachers:   

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten 
    Orientation Night 
    School Date  Time p.m.
    Cedar Wood Elementary School Thursday, May 9, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Emerson Elementary School Thursday, May 30, 2024 5:00 to 6:00
    Forest View Elementary School Thursday, June 13, 2024 4:30 to 5:30
    Garfield Elementary School Thursday, June 6, 2024 5:30 to 6:30
    Hawthorne Elementary School Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:00 to 6:00 
    Jackson Elementary School Thursday, May 9, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Jefferson Elementary School Thursday, June 6, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Lowell Elementary School Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Madison Elementary School Thursday, May 30, 2024 5:30 to 6:00
    Mill Creek Elementary School Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Monroe Elementary School Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Penny Creek Elementary School Thursday, May 9, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Silver Firs Elementary School Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:00 to 6:00
    Silver Lake Elementary School Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Tambark Creek Elementary School Thursday, May 23, 2024 5:30 to 6:30
    View Ridge Elementary School Monday, June 3, 2024 6:00 to 7:00 
    Whittier Elementary School Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Woodside Elementary School Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:00 to 7:00
    Port Gardner Monday, May 13, 2024 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    For an easier and faster process, we recommend online enrollment:  www.everettsd.org/kindergartenenrollment

    For information, review the Kindergarten Enrollment Guide.