Registering your child for school
To register your child for school you can download and complete the registration forms at the bottom of this page, but you must take them in person to your local school (note that Birchwood Elementary School is temporarily closed). In-person registration is required to verify identification and age. Please bring your child's birth certificate or other official verification of age such as a passport, visa or DSHS Medicaid Voucher for students who have not previously enrolled in the Bellingham School District. If you are registering your child for high school, you may pick up the forms at your local high school.
Kindergarten specific information
Children must be five years old before Sept. 1 to begin kindergarten. There are 14 elementary schools in Bellingham, all with full-time Kindergarten programs. Kindergarten registration begins in March every year. Please contact your neighborhood school to register.
Registration forms for all grades: