Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2024-2025

Exciting News for Nashville's Little Learners: Pre-K Application for 2024-25 is Now Open
Posted on 02/29/2024
four pre-k students smiling

four pre-k students smiling

Your child’s first step in their educational journey is almost here, and it’s time to apply for Pre-K!

If your child turns four-years-old on or before August 15, 2024, we are here to help you apply for our nationally esteemed Pre-K program.

  • Note: Some of our programs also accept three-year-old students. To learn more about birthdate cutoffs and eligibility, visit our Early Learning website.

While our early learning program continues to grow, Pre-K seats are limited, so families should apply sooner rather than later to secure their child’s spot. The initial application window is March 1 – April 1; after this, families will be placed on a waitlist where daily pulls will be made to fill the remaining vacancies. Families are still encouraged to apply after April 1. 

At MNPS, our Pre-K programs are vibrant hubs of learning designed to nurture your child's growth and confidence, setting them on a path for life-long learning and success in kindergarten and beyond. With experienced teachers and dedicated support staff, our classrooms are full of wonder and exploration.

Apply in Three Easy Steps

Applying for Pre-K is a bit different than our traditional K-12 enrollment, but with our streamlined online process, it can be completed in three steps:

  1. Gather Your Documents: Ensure you have your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, and a parent/guardian ID ready.
  2. Create Your Account: Head over to the MNPS Online Registration Portal to create an account and obtain a Student ID number for your little one.
  3. Submit Your Application: Complete the Pre-K Application online, then keep an eye on your email for next steps!

Accepting Your Child's Seat

After applying, families will receive instructions on how to view selection results and, if selected, can accept their child’s seat by the deadline.

two students in preschool class

Need Help?

Prefer the personal touch? You can also apply for a student ID in person at any of our eight Enrollment Centers. If you need assistance at any step along the way, our Family Information Center is located at 2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204, and is just a phone call away at 615-259-INFO (4636).

As March unfolds, bringing with it longer days of sunshine and renewed energy, MNPS is poised to welcome its newest class of Pre-K scholars with open arms. Don't miss this chance to secure a year filled with laughter, discovery, and boundless growth for your child.

Apply today and reserve your child's seat for an unforgettable year of learning and fun! 

Pre-K Program Fee Payment

Pre-K fees vary by family income, and tuition support is available for some Pre-K families. Curious about program fees? Visit our Pre-K Program Fee site for details on fees, payment options, and information about our tuition assistance program.

Is Your Child Too Young for Pre-K? Explore Birth to Three!

Introducing Birth to Three, an initiative designed to support parents and caregivers in providing optimal early development experiences for their children. Visit our Grow Together page to see our valuable resources, insights for families and upcoming events for young families.

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