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    Kindergarten Registration
    A guide to registering for Kindergarten at Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • If your child will be 5 years old by September 30, February is the time to start registering for kindergarten at your child's neighborhood school!
    Familes that are new to the District
    Here's a quick guide on the process and what you will need to register.

    Identify your child's neighborhood school
    Use our Discover PPS tool by inputting your address. Input house number and street address and select registered US Postal Address from drop down. Click on each school to discover more about features your neighorhood school has to offer. 

    Bring the supporting documents you need 
    Required Documents: 
    For full details about the documents that are required and requested, please visit here

    Enroll in person
    Take all documents to either of the following:
    Your child's assigned school during school year hours
    Need help finding the address? Use Discover PPS, find your school and click "About Our School"
    The Central Enrollment Office (year-round):
    Central Enrollment Office, Room (Oakland Area)
    Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building
    341 S. Bellefield Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (year-round)
    Families with children currently enrolled in the PPS Early Childhood Program

    You will receive early registration letters in the mail in March. Parents who take this letter to their assigned home elementary school, listed on the letter, will not be required to complete enrollment forms. Parents will only need to bring two (2) proofs of residency and updated immunization records for their child.

    If you have questions, please contact the Early Childhood Main Office at (412) 325-4291.

    Interested in Magnet School opportunities?

    Our Magnet Lottery runs during the fall of every school year for the upcoming year. (Example: if your child turns 5 by September 30, 2021 - you will need to enroll into the magnet lottery Fall 2020) If you are interested in a Magnet School for your child and want to enter into the lottery, please visit our Magnet Registration page.

    If you are enrolling your child after the magnet lottery window, please contact the Magnet Office at (412)-529-3991 or magnetoffice@pghschools.org to learn what magnet programs currently have space available for incoming students this school year.

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    Ready Freddy

    Parents may visit Ready Freddy for useful resources to assist you in helping your child make a successful transition to kindergarten.