Welcome to Kindergarten in the Edmonds School District!
Your student must be 5 years old by August 31, 2013 to be eligible to register for and begin kindergarten in September 2013.
Part Time Kindergarten:
Students in the part time program attend school 5 days a week in either a morning or afternoon session. This is the state funded program. There is no charge to parents.
Full Time Kindergarten:
Full time kindergarten students attend school for a full school day 5 days a week (the same schedule as students in grades 1-6). Tuition is needed to cover the additional costs associated with having kindergarten students in school for a full day.
The district’s ability to offer full time kindergarten depends on adequate funding from parents who can pay full tuition for the school year. In the past, the district's ability to waive tuition for qualifying families, along with parent-paid tuition, has been able to supplement the costs associated with this program. The full time kindergarten programs at Cedar Valley and College Place are free of charge due to state and district support.
Please request a Kindergarten Contract or Waiver Application from your neighborhood school when registering. Full time kindergarten is available after March 8 on a space available, first come, first serve basis.
We will collect the names of those interested in full time kindergarten between February 11 and March 8 to be entered into a lottery drawn on March 11. A lottery will not be needed if there are fewer students interested in full time kindergarten on March 8 than we are able to accommodate. The district office will notify parents of the lottery results by March 15.
Tuition for 2013-2014 will be $3,680.
Tuition may be waived to qualifying families (those with income at the free/reduced lunch level). To apply for a waiver of tuition, please request a Waiver Application from your neighborhood school and have proof of income available to submit with the application (recent pay stubs or proof of DSHS or state support).