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Parent, student and teacher talkingKindergarten in Charlottesville: An Overview

Students entering Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must register at the school the child will attend. In order to enroll, potential kindergarteners must be 5 years old by September 30.

An open house for kindergarten registration occurs in mid-to-late April. After that time, contact your neighborhood elementary school. (Which school will your child attend? Find out here.

More Kindergarten Information

Register for Kindergarten

We’re always excited to meet our new kindergarten students and their families!

If you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 30, starting in April you can register for the fall. See below for instructions.

Not sure which elementary school your child will attend?  Find out here.

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For Fall 2023 Kindergarteners Who Are NOT Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool  


If you do not choose to upload proof of residency and other documents (see list here below), someone from your child’s school will be in touch later about how you can bring the documents to the school.

For Fall 2023 Kindergarteners Who ARE Currently Attending Cville Schools Preschool (and other returning students)


Kindergarten FAQ

Which school will my child attend?

School Registrar Contact Information:

School Telephone Fax Email
Burnley-Moran 434-245-2413 434-245-2613
Clark 434-245-2414 434-245-2614
Greenbrier 434-245-2415 434-288-0387
Jackson-Via 434-245-2416 434-245-2616
Johnson 434-245-2417 434-245-2617
Venable 434-245-2418 434-245-2618
Walker 434-245-2412 434-245-2612
Buford 434-245-2411 434-245-2611
CHS 434-245-2410 434-245-2609


What is the required documentation to enroll in Charlottesville City Schools?

Students enrolling in the Charlottesville City Schools for the first time must provide:

  • Original birth certificate (or certified copy)
  • Proof of residency
    • Mortgage, lease, real estate tax statement OR
    • Driver’s license or government-issued photo ID plus current utility bill (electric, gas, water/sewer)
  • A completed “school health entrance form” showing that the child has received a physical examination performed by a physician within a year of enrollment. (Required for all K students, even if they have been enrolled in the preschool program.) Suggestion: Call your doctor’s office to ask if they’ll fax your child’s form to your school. Fax numbers are listed with school registrar contact list, above, or on this page.
  • A completed immunization record (part of the “school health entrance form”)
  • Custody or guardianship paperwork (if necessary)
  • Don’t have everything? Bring what you have to the school, and they will help you.

School divisions are required to accept students who meet residency requirements under § 22.1-3 of the Code of Virginia and may not deny a free public education to undocumented school-age children who reside within their jurisdiction because they do not hold valid United States citizenship or a student visa. Questions should be addressed to the Director of Special Education and Student Services at 245-2405.

Out-of-Division Students

When space is available, Charlottesville City Schools permits out-of-division families to apply for enrollment and to pay tuition for students in grades K-12