The kindergarten program in the Northshore School District provides children a foundation for academic success and develops an enthusiasm for life-long learning. Student outcomes are standards-based and focus on the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. For more information please take a look at our "What We Learn in Kindergarten" list.
The developmentally appropriate learning environment provides substantial opportunities to learn through purposeful play that honors student choice and provides teacher-guided, interactive small-group, and large group experiences. The kindergarten school year is an important time to provide students with rich, relevant learning experiences that allow them to reach goals that are both challenging and achievable regardless of their varied experiences and backgrounds upon entering kindergarten.
Process for Registering
Before registering for Kindergarten, please do the following:
- Verify your child meets the age requirement. To enter kindergarten in Northshore, children must be five years old on or before August 31 of the school year. Although Northshore does not encourage early entry for the vast majority of students, application for testing for early entrance is available at parent expense for students who turn 5 September 1 through November 30. Students who turn 5 on December 1 and beyond will enter kindergarten age appropriately.
- Find out which school your child will be attending. Please visit NSD's "Which School Do I Attend?" page for details on how to find this information out.
At this time we are not accepting Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year. Registration will start some time in February and a date will be provided once it is available to us. Please visit the Northshore School District Kindergarten Page for any additional questions.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Kindergarten registration process, please contact our Main Office at 425-408-5100.