MNPS Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open.

How to Register for Kindergarten


Age Requirements

A child must be 4 years old on or before August 15 of the current school year to apply for MNPS Pre-K. Some MNPS Pre-K programs accept 3-year-olds


Step 1. Choose a School

Find your zoned school using the MNPS Zone Finder or by calling the Family Information Center at 615-259-INFO(4636). If you wish to apply for a school outside your zone, visit MNPS School Options or call the Family Information Center for details.


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, 2021.

  • Tennessee (TN) Immunization Record: An official TN Immunization Certificate from your child’s doctor or any Metro Public Health Clinic.

  • Proof of a Physical: Physical examination must have been performed within one year of the start of school.

  • 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. Register for Kindergarten Online

All families can visit the MNPS Online Registration Portal and upload the required documents to register for kindergarten. If another language besides English is spoken in the home, families will also need to call the Office of English Learners (EL) to make an EL Assessment appointment at 615-259-8608. 

Contact your nearest Enrollment Center to make an appointment if you cannot register online. EL Families, please contact the Office of English Learners, if you cannot register online. 

For more information on school registration, visit the MNPS Register for Schools section. 

Learn More: Download the Kindergarten Registration Flier


MNPS Kindergarten Preview

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

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