Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Enrollment 
Children who turn five by August 31, 2017 will be eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. Highline Public Schools does not offer early-entrance testing or services for children who are not five before August 31. Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will open on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo. Learn about other opportunities if you register now! After the zoo tickets run out, those who register early will receive a new book.
To register your child, please go to your neighborhood school during regular school hours. If you are unsure which school to register at, please call 206.631.3003, or visit this website WebQuery.
Enrollment Requirements and Recommendations


  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
  • Your child’s immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox)
  • Meeting with the school  nurse if your child has life threatening conditions such as, but not limited to, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders, to confirm that all medications, medical supplies, and health care provider orders are in place prior to the first day of school or attending any of the Kindergarten Readiness programs


  • Two emergency contacts, including addresses and phone numbers
  • Physician, dentist, and child care addresses and phone numbers
Kindergarten Readiness Programs
Highline offers unique programs for incoming kindergarten students to help them be “ready for kindergarten” in the fall. These programs include Pre-K Play and LearnKindergarten Jump Start, and WaKIDS. The programs are free for registered kindergarten students. For more information, contact Elisa Turner at (206) 631-3190.
Kindergarten Readiness Activities 
We also encourage our families to work with their students at home. To help, we've created the Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines. These guidelines are a parent resource designed to help families prepare children for kindergarten. This document does not need to be completed and turned in at the school, but rather is for parents to keep as a guide to kindergarten readiness. If you have questions about the document, please contact Anne Arnold. View the guidelines in other languages.