It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten!

We know that many parents have questions and concerns about this process, and we are here to help. Many schools have started to host virtual and in-person open houses for registration. Below are a few ways to find information on a school near you.

Indianapolis Schools

  • Emma Donnan Elementary & Middle School – Visit their website for resources and information. Apply through Enroll Indy here.
  • Enroll Indy A centralized registration website for many Indianapolis-based charters, innovative and IPS choice schools. Enroll Indy offers OneMatch, an application that allows families to apply for up to 10 schools in one simple application. The first round applications have already closed. The second round applications are due April 20.
  • Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) – Registration for this school district is now open. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2023 to attend kindergarten in the fall. HSE Schools has 13 elementary schools, each offering full-day kindergarten. Click here to learn how to enroll.
  • Herron Preparatory Academy – Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Kindergarten. Apply through Enroll Indy here.
  • International School (ISI) – Now accepting applications for 2023-2024. Prospective families are invited to learn about ISI’s language program, curriculum and facilities. To find out more click here. Check out this fun activity from ISI here.
  • Lawrence Township  – Click here and follow the instructions for registration. Your child must be five years of age by October 1, of the year they enroll, to enter kindergarten.
  • Mt. Vernon  – Registration for this school district has not been announced, check back later for update or visit their website.
  • The Oaks Academy – Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open and the regular decision deadline is March 1, 2023. Families can sign up for small group tours at any time. The Oaks Academy hosts Experience the Oaks and Discover the Oaks events. Discover the Oaks at Fall Creek is Feb. 7, 2023. Experience the Oaks at Brookside is Feb. 16, 2023. All events can be found in English here or in Spanish here.
  • Pike Township  – Click here to get started.
  • Warren Township – Click here to get started.
  • Washington Township – Registration for the 2023-2024 school year opens on Feb. 11. Parents can enroll online or schedule an in-person meeting.
  • Westfield Washington – Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open. Visit their site to find your child’s school based on your address.
  • Zionsville Community Schools – General information can be found on their website. To find specific instructions and information, parents will need to create an account here.
 

Lafayette and West Lafayette Schools

 

As this list may not cover every option available, you can also visit your school or district’s website for more information. We’ll continue sharing events and resources from other districts on this blog.

Activities to Get Ready for Kindergarten

Every school district has different standards for kindergarten readiness, find out your district’s standards by visiting their website. At Early Learning Indiana, we believe that social-emotional skills are the most important thing for children to know in order to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Use the activities below to help your child grow the skills most commonly found in kindergarten standards. A new activity will be added each month, until August 2023. Get started below:

At-Home Activities

Activity #1: Guess the Number

Additional Resources

Indiana Department of Education – Kickstarting Kindergarten

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