Apply for Pre-K

Pre-K Overview and Application Process


How to Apply for Pre-K


MNPS is currently accepting Pre-K applications for the 2021-22 school year, and applicants will be placed as vacancies occur.


Age Requirements

  • 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. A child must be 3 years old on or before August 15 of the current school year to apply for these programs. 
  • Families that are already working with the MNPS Exceptional Education (EE) Department or if your child is transitioning from Tennessee Early Intervention Services (TEIS) can complete steps 1 and 2 (below) starting at 2 years 7 months old.

Step 1. Gather All Required Documents

Gather your required documents, which include your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency. The full list of documents can be found on the Metro Schools enrollment page.

Step 2. Obtain a Student Identification Number

Get your Student Identification Number through the MNPS Online Portal and follow instructions to upload the required documents.

Required Documents:
  • Birth certificate or record of birth
  • Proof of Davidson County residency: current utility bill, telephone, lease, or homeowner policy in the parent/guardian name.
  • Parent/Guardian photo ID (Parent/Guardian must be present if scheduling an appointment with an Enrollment Center)


Step 3. Apply for Pre-K Online

After you have received a student identification number for your child: 

  • Complete and submit the online Pre-K Application or contact an Enrollment Center by telephone if you need help or cannot apply online and need to schedule an appointment.
  • Please make sure you select the school year you are applying for on the Pre-K application.

After submitting the Pre-K application, families will receive instructions about next steps.  Families can also view their Pre-K selection results by visiting the Pre-K application website.  


Learn More:

Download the Pre-K Application Informational Flier

Download the Pre-K Application Process Checklist

Pre-K Program Fees