Ready for Kindergarten!

  • 2024-25 Kindergarten Registration is now open.

Metro Nashville Public Schools has one of the best kindergarten programs in the nation.

Our kindergarten classrooms are full of rich learning opportunities that will broaden your child’s horizons and prepare him or her for first grade. MNPS is excited to partner with families on taking this big step on a lifelong educational journey.

Please note: Even if your child already attends an MNPS Pre-K program, kindergarten registration is still required.


How to Register for Kindergarten

  • Step 1
    Step 1

    Find Your School

    Find your zoned school.
    • Find your zoned school online or call the Family Information Center at 615-259- INFO (4636).
    Apply for School Options.
    • If families want to apply for a school other than their zoned school, families can apply for optional schools through the MNPS School Options Application. Families that apply through the MNPS School Options Application, will still need to register their child for kindergarten.


  • Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather All Required Documents

    • Record of Birth (birth certificate, passport, visa, I-94): Children must turn five years old on or before August 15, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year.
    • Tennessee Immunization Record: An official TN Immunization Certificate from your child’s medical provider or any Metro Public Health Clinic.
    • Proof of a Physical: Physical examination must have been performed within one year of enrollment.
    • Proof of Davidson County Residency: Current (30 days or less) utility or telephone bill, lease or homeowner policy in the parent/guardian name.
    • Parent/Guardian Photo ID: Parent/Guardian must be present if registering in person.
  • Step 3
    Step 3

    Register for Kindergarten

    2024-25 Kindergarten Registration Now Open 

    Please review instructions for either Current MNPS Pre-K Families or New MNPS Families

    Current MNPS Pre-K Families

    Applies to students that attended Pre-K during the 2023-24 school year.

    • Families can register through the Campus Parent Portal.
    • Families must be registered in the portal and able to sign-in to their Parent Portal account.
    • In the Campus Parent Portal, go to the More section and select the Online Registration option.
    • Select the 2024-2025 Rising Kindergarten Existing Student Registration option.
    • Your household information will auto populate. Review and confirm all information in the fields.
    • Upload a recent Tennessee Immunization Record.
    • Click submit once you have reviewed and completed the form.
    New MNPS Families

    If another language besides English is spoken in the home, families can call the Office of English Learners for assistance 615-259-8608 or email the EL office.

    For assistance, contact the Family Information Center (615) 259-INFO or contact your nearest Enrollment Center to make an appointment if you cannot register online.


Kindergarten Registration Instructions and Program Preview Videos

Interested in learning more about MNPS kindergarten curriculum, program goals or academic supports?

Visit the MNPS Kindergarten Preview series on YouTube for brief informative videos that provide information on the  kindergarten program. For information on a specific school, please visit the school's website

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