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 DistrictHere'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 needRequired Documents:
- Evidence of the child's age
- Two current proofs of residency
- Immunization records
- 2018-2019 PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form (pdf download)
- 2019-2020 PPS Enrollment & Emergency Care Form (pdf download)
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"ORThe Central Enrollment Office (year-round):
Central Enrollment Office, Room #348 (Oakland Area)
Pittsburgh Public Schools Administration Building341 S. Bellefield AvePittsburgh, PA 15213Hours: 9am-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, 2020 - you will need to enroll into the magnet lottery Fall 2019) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn what magnet programs currently have space available for incoming students this school year.
Quick Links for EnrollmentGeneral Resources
Neighborhood School Search
What Documents Do I Need?
General Magnet FAQ
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)
Academic ProgramsSchools and Programs
Magnet Registration Guide
CAPA Registration Guide
Magnet Offerings and Options
Career and Technical (CTE) Programs