Bellingham Public Schools


Contact your neighborhood school to register.

Kindergarten registration for fall 2015 will run March 2 through April 30. Children must be 5 before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Check with your school office for early entrance opportunities.

Click here for more kindergarten information.   (Spanish version)

Kindergarten tours and open houses begin in May. 

What to Bring for Registration:

  • Your Child's Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records (if available ahead of time from your pediatrician)
  • Proof of Residency

2014-15 School Year

Tuesday, September 2nd is the first day of school for children in grades 1st through 12th.  Kindergarteners will attend school begining with half-days, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,Wednesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 5th.  The afternoons are reserved for Kindergarten Family Conferences.  Your school will contact you to schedule a time to meet.  Kindergarteners first full day will be Monday, September 8th. 

Why Full-Time Kindergarten and Why Now?

We offer a full-time kindergarten program at all elementary schools at no cost to district families.  Students attend kindergarten on the regular elementary school schedule, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please click here to watch a 4-minute video of some of our kindergarten teachers sharing their thoughts about full-time kindergarten, one of the initiatives in Superintendent Dr. Baker's Entry Plan Report to the Community.