Early Entrance to Kindergarten

The early entrance to kindergarten application window is closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year.

General information

In the state of Washington, students must be five years old by August 31 to register for kindergarten. Children whose fifth birthday falls between September 1 and November 30, and whose parents believe them to be exceptionally qualified for kindergarten, may apply for early entrance to kindergarten. Children whose fifth birthday falls after November 30 are not eligible to apply for early entrance to kindergarten.

Please read the Early Entrance to Kindergarten FAQs before completing the application.

Please contact the Accelerated Programs office at AccPro@lwsd.org if you have questions about the early entrance to kindergarten process.