Readiness and Eligibility

Half-day kindergarten is available, free of charge, at all DPS neighborhood elementary schools for 5 year-olds. Every school in DPS offers at least one full-day Kindergarten program, with full and partial tuition assistance available for the second half of the day.

Children must be 5 years-old on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment to attend kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration takes place at the elementary school. See the Applying to a Kindergarten Program page for specific registration requirements. For more information on tuition, see the Tuition and Tuition Assistance page.