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 school 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 2024-25 school year begins March 13.

All Clover Park School District elementary schools offer full-day kindergarten.

Start and dismissal times Start Dismiss Late Start Wednesday Early Release
Elementary Schools:
Beachwood, Custer, Dower, Idlewild, Lake Louise, Lakeview, Oakbrook and Carter Lake 8:10 a.m. 2:40 p.m. 9:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
Elementary Schools:
Evergreen, Hillside, Rainier, Meriwether, Tillicum and Tyee Park 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Elementary Schools:
Four Heroes and Park Lodge 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.


School facilities are closed to the public and enrollment is now online. 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, 2024, to enroll for the 2024-25 school year, per Board Policy 3110.

To enroll your child in school, please see our Enrollment page.

If you do not have access to a computer and need assistance enrolling your student, please contact the elementary education department at 253-583-5160.


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

View the WaKids Family Brochure

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