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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! Here's a quick guide on the process and what you will need to register.
     
     
    Step 1: Identify Your Child's Neighborhood School
    Every student is assigned to a neighborhood school by the student's address. 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 neighborhood school has to offer. 
     

    Step 2: Gather Supporting Documents

    Please have all the required documents on hand. Download the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you have everything!

    You will need:
    • A completed PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form
    • Evidence of the child's age.This must be a legal document, such as a copy of birth certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate.
    • Two current proofs of residency, such as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or vehicle registration, utility bills, tax statements, lease or mortgage statement, or an official public assistance letter
    • Immunization records with dates from your child’s doctor’s office or former school, or an international health certificate.

    If you are currently enrolled in our Early Childhood program, please scroll down to view instructions on how to enroll into Kindergarten.  

    Did you know?
    You must use your child’s legal name when you register for school. Please do not register your child using a nickname or name other than the one shown on his or her birth certificate!
     

    Step 3: Submit Enrollment Documents

    Enrollment and Re-enrollment into neighborhood schools can be done in several ways. If you are applying to an Early Childhood program, Step 2 is done online as part of the application process.

    Documents can be submitted in the following ways:

    Option #1: Mail, Email or Fax Completed Enrollment Documents

    Use the Enrollment Checklist to be sure you are submitting all required documents! 

    Mail* to: 

    Central Enrollment Office, 
    Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building 
    Data, Research, Evaluation and Assessment 
    Attn: Robin Taylor Room #218 
    341 S. Bellefield Ave. 
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

     
    *This option may be slower due to the COVID19 closures. 

    Email* or Fax: 

    Robin Taylor 
    Student Data Systems Specialist Student Support 
    Contact Information for Robin Taylor: 
    Phone: 412-529-3848 - Fax: 412-325-8101
    Email: rtaylor3@pghschools.org 

     
    *Please always CC yourself on emails so that you always have a copy. Any further questions, please feel free to email Ms. Taylor.

     

    Option #2: Online Enrollment Form

    You may also submit your enrollment form to us completely online.

    Please follow this link to complete our Online Enrollment Form. You will be asked to upload documents, so please be sure to have these ready before you start the process.

     

    Families with children currently enrolled in the PPS Early Childhood Program

    Students coming from a Pittsburgh Public Early Childhood that are to attend kindergarten in their neighborhood school in the next school are not required to complete an enrollment form. Parents are required to submit the following:

    • Two current proofs of residency, such as a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or vehicle registration, utility bills, tax statements, lease or mortgage statement, or an official public assistance letter
    • Immunization records with dates from your child’s doctor’s office or former school, or an international health certificate.

    Not required, but welcomed as well:

    • Evidence of the child's age. This must be a legal document, such as a copy of birth certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate.

    If there are any further questions around enrollment for your rising kindergartener, please place a Let’s Talk ticket. with the following information:

    Topic: Enrollment/Registration
    Subject: Early Childhood to kindergarten enrollment
    Message details: Student’s name, date of birth and neighborhood school
    Please make sure, in your ticket, to leave a full name, an email address to respond to and a valid phone number.

    Interested in Magnet School opportunities?

    Magnet school applications are accepted between September and December the year before your child begins the magnet program. (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. 

    Before applying to a magnet program, your child must be registered or pre-registered with Pittsburgh Public Schools using the instructions above.

    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.

     

    We're Here to Help

    Use our Contact page to find the exact help you need during the process.

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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.