Kindergarten Registration Now Open for 2023-2024

MNPS Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Posted on 02/14/2023
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It’s a big step for our little ones and their families and Booster the Rooster has a message for Nashville’s young learners!

Kindergarten enrollment at Metro Nashville Public Schools is open for the 2023-2024 school year and we hope all Davidson County parents and guardians with children turning five years old on or before Aug. 15, 2023, will choose an MNPS school.

A smooth transition to kindergarten is essential to a successful start to a child’s academic journey. Starting kindergarten can also be a very emotional time for families, so we’ve made it our goal to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Registration is simple - families can register for school online or at one of our eight enrollment centers.

Families bringing their children to kindergarten for the first time will see that each of MNPS’ 70 elementary schools offer abundant opportunities, fun activities and caring staff to meet students’ needs, help them develop, and prepare them for a future of learning and academic success.

Within our kindergarten classrooms, we offer high-quality, play-based programs that grow with the students. With children coming together to learn from language-rich and diverse environments, our schools encourage students to explore and ask questions, while also developing fundamental relationship-building skills for young learners.

As a reminder, kindergarten registration is still required even if a child already attends an MNPS Pre-K program or is applying for a school outside their zone as part of our School Options process.


Enrolling your child in kindergarten is easy. Here’s how to enroll today:

Step One
  • Find your child’s zoned elementary by using the Zone Finder or by calling our Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO.
Step Two
  • Gather all required documents, which include:
    • Record of birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94)
    • Tennessee Immunization Record
    • Proof of Physical
    • Proof of Davidson County residency
    • Parent/Guardian photo ID
Step Three
  • Begin registering for kindergarten online by visiting the Online Registration Portal and uploading the required documents.
  • If you’d rather enroll your child in person, you can contact an Enrollment Center to make an appointment.
  • If another language besides English is spoken in the home, families must email or call the Office of English Learners (EL) to make an EL Assessment appointment at 615-259-8608.


Video Instructions in English, Spanish and Arabic & More Information

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

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

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

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


Child too young for kindergarten? Check out our new initiative.

Grow Together with MNPS, is a new initiative that will provide information, strategies, and tips for parents/caregivers to provide the ultimate early development experience for each child. In its first program phase, MNPS is launching the Grow Together with MNPS website to provide families with information to support their child’s development from birth to three years of age. Information featured on the site will be provided by MNPS, Community Partners & State/Federal agencies. Future program initiatives will include family care bags, community play dates, text messaging tips/information, and home/virtual visits. Visit the Grow Together with MNPS website.