Bellingham Public Schools

Kindergarten


Kindergarten registration for fall 2016 will run March 1 through April 29. Children must be 5 before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Kindergarten tours and open houses begin in May. Click here for dates/times.  Check with your school office for early entrance opportunities. Click here to locate your neighborhood school.

Fill out the forms below and take them to your neighborhood school to register.

What to Bring for Registration:

  • Your Child's Birth Certificate to verify date of birth and legal name
  • Immunization Records (if available ahead of time from your pediatrician)
  • Proof of Residency

2016-17 School Year

Wednesday, August 24th is the first day of school for Kindergarten.  August 24th & 25th will be half-days (8:30 - 12:30pm) with the first full day starting on August 26th.  

Why Full-Time Kindergarten?

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.