Kindergarten 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. (In 2021, this event has been cancelled.) After that time, contact your neighborhood elementary school. (Which school will your child attend? Find out here.) While supplies last, a free kindergarten readiness box is given to each family at registration.
More Kindergarten Information
We’re always excited to meet our new kindergarten students and their families!
If you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 30, you can NOW register for the 2023-24 year. See below for instructions.
Not sure which elementary school your child will attend? Find out here.
For Fall 2023 Kindergarteners Who Are NOT Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool
If you do not choose to upload proof of residency and other documents (see list here below), someone from your child’s school will be in touch later about how you can bring the documents to the school.
For Fall 2023 Kindergarteners Who ARE Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool (and other returning students)
Which school will my child attend?
School Registrar Contact List and Fax numbers:
What is the required documentation to enroll in Charlottesville City Schools?
Students enrolling in the Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must provide:
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.
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