2022 Kindergarten Registration

Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Posted on 03/02/2022

Students entering kindergarten for the school year 2022-2023 can now register. Here's some information about what your student can expect in kindergarten, and details on how to register.  female student in classroom, looking at camera

This is an exciting time for many families, and for some families it will be the first time your child goes to school. There’s so much to love about our kindergarten classrooms:

  • Fun, project-based classwork helps students create a strong foundation for their academic journey, while teaching students how to manage their emotions and develop important social skills.
  • Our teachers and staff are caring and supportive, offering personalized learning for every student.
  • With more than 70 elementary schools across the city, there is a perfect fit for every student.

The first step in getting ready for kindergarten is registering for school. Here are some important steps:

Choose a School

Find your zoned school a couple of ways:

If you wish to apply for a school outside your zone, call the Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO for details.

Gather All Required Documents

  • Record of Birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94) - Children must turn five years old on or before August 15, 2022.
  • Tennessee (TN) Immunization Record - An official TN Immunization Certificate from your child’s medical provider or any Metro Public Health Clinic.
  • Proof of a Physical - Physical examination must have been performed within one year of the date of enrollment.
  • Proof of Davidson County Residency - Current (30 days or less) utility or telephone bill, lease or homeowner policy in the parent/guardian name.
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID - Parent/Guardian must be present if registering in person. 

Register Online for Kindergarten

All families can visit the Metro Schools registration webpage to register online using the Online Registration Portal.

Registration for English Learners

If another language besides English is spoken in the home, families can register online, however will also need to call the Office of English Learners to make an appointment for language testing, known as an EL Assessment, at 615-259-8608 or via email to the department.

Need Help Registering or with Translation? 

If you cannot register online, contact your nearest Enrollment Center to make a kindergarten registration appointment.

If another language besides English is spoken in the home and you need assistance, please call the Office of English Learners  to make a kindergarten registration appointment at 615-259-8608 or email the English Learners office.

Video Instructions in English, Spanish and Arabic

Families can also watch the Kindergarten Registration video that walks families through the registration process. The video is available in English, Spanish and Arabic on the Kindergarten 

For information on resources and activities to help prepare your child for kindergarten, visit Countdown for Kindergarten on the Early Learning website.

For additional information visit the Early Learning website or contact the Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO (4636).

We look forward to your family becoming part of the MNPS Kindergarten program.

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