Students entering Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must register at the school the child will attend. Registration open house occurs in late April, but new residents are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. All school offices are open for registration during regular school hours from 8am – 2:30 pm. While supplies last, a free kindergarten readiness box is given to each family at registration.
More Kindergarten Information
Students enrolling in the Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must provide:
- Birth certificate
- Proof of residency (mortgage, lease, real estate tax statement OR driver’s license or government-issued photo ID plus current utility bill (electric, gas, water/sewer)
- A completed “school health entrance form” showing that the child has received a physical examination performed by a physician within a year of enrollment. (Required for all K students, even if they have been enrolled in the preschool program.)
- A completed immunization record (part of the “school health entrance form”)
School divisions are required to accept students who meet residency requirements under § 22.1-3 of the Code of Virginia and may not deny a free public education to undocumented school-age children who reside within their jurisdiction because they do not hold valid United States citizenship or a student visa. Questions should be addressed to the Director of Special Education and Student Services at 245-2405.
Charlottesville City Schools permits out-of-division families to apply for enrollment and to pay tuition for students in grades K-12. Contact the principal of the school you are interested in attending to apply for enrollment.