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Parent, student and teacher talkingKindergarten in Charlottesville: An Overview

Students entering Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must register at the school the child will attend. In order to enroll, potential kindergarteners must be 5 years old by September 30.

An open house for kindergarten registration occurs in mid-to-late April. After that time, contact your neighborhood elementary school. (Which school will your child attend? Find out here.
 

More Kindergarten Information

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Kindergarten Visit Day

Thursday, April 25

9am-2pm and 4-6pm

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Join us for our Kindergarten Visit Day! Bring your rising kindergartener to see the school, register for the 2024-25 school year, and do a quick screening.

Appointments are recommended. Links to make appointments by school: Burnley-Moran | Clark | Greenbrier | Jackson-ViaJohnson | Venable

Drop-ins are also welcome anytime between 9am-2pm or 4-6pm.

Come join us to:

  • see the school!
  • get help with registration forms
  • provide the required documents for registration (see below)
  • meet with teachers for a quick child screening

Complete your registration in advance or we’ll help you register at the visit day. (Find step-by-step registration instructions below.) Upload your required documents with the secure online forms, or bring them to the school on visit day!

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How to Register

All kindergartners will register as “new students” (even if they are enrolled in the Cville Schools 4-year-old program).

 

CLICK HERE AND THEN CLICK 'CREATE AN ACCOUNT'

If you do not choose to upload proof of residency and other documents (see list below), bring them to the open house! Or someone from your child’s school will be in touch later about how you can bring the documents to the school.

 

 

Click-by-Click Steps to register a new student in School Mint:

  1. Go to the website ccs.schoolmint.com
  2. Log in or create a new acount
  3. Check the upper right corner to verify you are in the 2024-2025 year 
  4. Add a new student if the student doesn’t already appear; if the student already appears, click “Add Forms” on the rising Kindergarten student tile
  5. Complete the Student Information page that appears and click “Save & Continue”
  6. Choose the Elementary School tile and finish the registration form. You can securely upload the required documents or bring them to the open house

Kindergarten FAQ

Which school will my child attend?

School Registrar Contact Information:

School Telephone Fax Email
Burnley-Moran 434-245-2413 434-245-2613 burnley-moran@charlottesvilleschools.org
Clark 434-245-2414 434-245-2614 clark@charlottesvilleschools.org
Greenbrier 434-245-2415 434-288-0387 greenbrier@charlottesvilleschools.org
Jackson-Via 434-245-2416 434-245-2616 jackson-via@charlottesvilleschools.org
Johnson 434-245-2417 434-245-2617 johnson@charlottesvilleschools.org
Venable 434-245-2418 434-245-2618 venable@charlottesvilleschools.org
Walker 434-245-2412 434-245-2612 leed2@charlottesvilleschools.org
Buford 434-245-2411 434-245-2611 turnera1@charlottesvilleschools.org
CHS 434-245-2410 434-245-2609 rasmusa1@charlottesvilleschools.org


 

What is the required documentation to enroll in Charlottesville City Schools?

Students enrolling in the Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must provide:

  • Original birth certificate (or certified copy)
  • 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.) Suggestion: Call your doctor’s office to ask if they’ll fax your child’s form to your school. Fax numbers are listed with school registrar contact list, above, or on this page.
  • A completed immunization record (part of the “school health entrance form”)
  • Custody or guardianship paperwork (if necessary)
  • Don’t have everything? Bring what you have to the school, and they will help you.

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.


Out-of-Division Students

When space is available, Charlottesville City Schools permits out-of-division families to apply for enrollment and to pay tuition for students in grades K-12.