Kindergarten In Westerville

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Kindergarten registration begins February 4, 2019.  We look forward to meeting our new families and greeting our returning families. Kindergarten is required for children before entering first grade. If your child will be five years old on or before September 30, 2019, you may register him/her for kindergarten.  Westerville City Schools offers both Half-Day and All-Day Kindergarten within each home school.  All-Day Kindergarten is a fee-based, lottery program with tuition assistance available to those that qualify.  Additional details can be found at



Kindergarten 101 

Kindergarten 101 is a presentation by principals and Kindergarten teachers. The purpose of the presentation is to inform parents of the process for enrolling their child for Kindergarten, educating parents on the typical Kindergarten day and what is expected of our Kindergarteners throughout the school year, and to answer questions parents may have about the Kindergarten experience.

Kindergarten 101 will be held on Tuesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Each elementary building will host Kindergarten 101 one of these nights, with the same presentation being made at all sites (see schedule below).  Please contact the elementary building you plan to attend for information regarding childcare.  If you are unable to attend the event at your home school, please choose an alternate site to attend.

January 29, 2019:  Annehurst,Cherrington, Fouse, Hawthorne, Whittier, Wilder

January 31, 2019:  Alcott, Huber Ridge, Mark Twain, McVay, Pointview, Robert Frost

Interpreters will be available as follows:

  • American Sign Language (Please call 797-5934 to make arrangements) 
  • Nepali:  Fouse and Mark Twain
  • Somali:  Mark Twain
  • Spanish: Fouse, Hawthorne and Pointview

The Kindergarten 101 presentation will be posted following the 2019 event.


Kindergarten Registration Appointments

Parents must pre-register online (which will include scheduling an appointment) before going to the Enrollment and Family Resource Center with the required documentation.


Pre-register Online

To pre-register online visit the district enrollment page at  2019-2020 registration begins January 29 at 5 p.m.

  • You will be instructed to create a log-in and password, which will allow you to begin the process, save your information, and return at a later date for completion (if necessary)
  • At the time of your appointment, please bring ALL required documentation with you to complete the Enrollment Process for your Kindergarten student.


Kindergarten Gentle Start and Kindergarten First Day of School

In August, parents will receive a letter from their child’s school with an assigned date and time that their Kindergarten child is to report to school for Gentle Start.  Gentle Start will take place during August 13-15. Kindergarteners will attend school on one of those three days.

ALL Kindergarteners, however, will report to school on August 16.


Kindergarten Instructional Hours - NEW HOURS FOR HALF-DAY KINDERGARTEN!

  • AM:  9:05 - 11:45 a.m.
  • PM:  12:50 - 3:30 p.m.
  • All-Day Kindergarten:  9:05 - 3:30 p.m.


Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) under Resources for additional information.