Kindergarten is an important event in the life of a family. It is a time of new beginnings for both students and parents. We know the tremendous trust that you have placed in us by choosing to have your kindergarten student attend school in our district. We will offer many new learning experiences and do all we can to make sure that your child has the tools necessary to explore his or her interests and build a foundation to achieve at higher levels with each coming year.

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year starts March 15, 2017.

All Clover Park Elementary School offer full-day kindergarten.

Start and dismissal times Start Dismiss Late Start Wednesdays Two Hours Late
Elementary Schools:
Carter Lake, Evergreen, Four Heroes, Idlewild, Lakeview Hop Academy, Rainier, Tillicum and Tyee Park 7:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m.
Elementary Schools:
Beachwood, Custer, Dower, Hillside, Lake Louise, Meriwether, Oakbrook and Park Lodge 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

ArrowView the full Kindergarten calendar for the 2017-18 school year (English | Español)

ArrowView a list of Kindergarten orientation dates (English | Español)


Please contact your neighborhood school for details. Enrollment is handled at each school. If you do not know your neighborhood school, you can look it up on our School Site Locator.

Students must be five years old as of midnight, August 31, 2015 in order to enroll for the 2015-16 School Year, per Board Policy 3110.

For a list of documents you will need to enroll your child in school, please see our Enrollment page.

arrow How ready is your child for Kindergarten? View Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines tool which suggests ways to work with your child to help him/her be ready for school. (English | Español)


What is WaKIDS?

The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process for:

  • Welcoming students and their families to Kindergarten
  • Assessing students' strengths
  • Discussing the characteristics of children's development and learning that will enable them to be successful in school

arrow View the WaKids Family Brochure (English | Español )

arrow View the WaKids Introducing Me (English and Español)

For more information, call the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education at 253-583-5160.