Kindergarten Readiness

  • Kindergarten Enrollment 
    Children who turn five by August 31, 2017 are 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 is now open. 
    Families who register early will receive a free book and a kindergarten readiness kit that includes pencil and paper to practice writing, alphabet flash cards to practice identifying letters, and a mini counting collection to practice counting.
    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 tool.
    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.