Kindergarten Resources

  • Welcome to Kindergarten!

    Springfield Public Schools is excited to announce the return of in-person Kinder Welcome Nights in May 2023!

    See the school, meet staff, and get your child excited for this important first step in their school career!

    Kinder Welcome Nights will be held at each school during the first two weeks of May.  Find your school's Kinder Welcome Night here.

    Transfers between or into a Springfield school are now being accepted. Any application (between or into a Springfield school) will be accepted provided space is available at the desired school and grade and the inter-district student's resident district agrees to release the student.  Find transfer information and forms here

    Online enrollment will open on May 1.

    Additional resources, videos and links can be found within these pages.

    SPS welcomes the class of 2036!

Kinder FAQs

  • When can my child register?

    • Students who were born on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.

    What school will my child be going to?

    • Find your neighborhood’s school or apply for a in- or out-of-district transfer.
    • Note that during the priority transfer period of Jan 1 - 31, and beginning March 1, applications received will generally be accepted as long as space is available at the requested school and grade.

    How do you register?

    • Once you have the necessary kindergarten registration items in order, beginning May 1 you can enroll online or at your school any time before the beginning of the coming school year.
    • Note that elementary schools are closed during the summer, re-opening the end of August.

    What should I expect with the registration process?

    • Schools hold information nights in the spring with registration held at all schools in late August.
    • To register, you will need to bring

    Can we visit schools before we register?

    • Yes! If you are unable to attend your Kinder Welcome Night, contact the school to schedule a visit for after the end of a school day.  Schools are unable to accommodate visitors during the school day.