New Kindergarten Entry Age

New Entry Age for Kindergarten for starting 2024-2025 school year

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, children need to turn 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to be automatically eligible for kindergarten. This will be a change from the current kindergarten cutoff date of January 1. For the 2024-25 school year and all following years children must turn 5 on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten for any given school year.

Are there any exceptions to this change?

Yes. If your child does not meet the new entry cutoff date, they may still be admitted into kindergarten

upon (1) a written request from the parent or guardian, and (2) an assessment completed by the school

that determines admitting the child to kindergarten would be developmentally appropriate. Written requests should be submitted to the principal by March 1, 2024.