Photos of kindergarten students and teachers

Welcome, Class of 2033!

espanol iconKindergarten is the first and an important year of schooling for children. It is a time of personal adjustment and a stepping out beyond the family to the wider world. Give your child the best start to their education at Mesa Public Schools.

Educational options include free Montessori, dual language immersion, International Baccalaureate, Franklin traditional schools and more. With award-winning neighborhood schools located throughout the district, there's always an excellent choice around the corner.

Mesa Public Schools offers full-day kindergarten at every elementary school. Half-day kindergartners are also welcome at each of our schools.

By Governing Board policy and state law, children enrolling in kindergarten must turn 5 before September 1.

My child turns 5 before Sept. 1, 2020

Congratulations! Your child is eligible to enter kindergarten in fall 2020. 

Register beginning Jan. 27 at Find your in-boundary school on our school locator. If you would like to attend a school outside your boundary, please apply for open enrollment* at your desired school as soon as possible. Please note, transportation options will not be available if you select an out-of-boundary school.

*Open enrollment acceptance is contingent on availability.

My child turns 5 after Sept. 1, 2020

Parents have several young learner options for children who will turn 5 between September 1 and December 31.

  • Option 1: You may choose to have your child participate in other prekindergarten options for 3 1/2 to 5 year olds. 

  • Option 2:  Children who turn 5 between September 1 and December 31 may be assessed in order to qualify for acceptance into the district's regular kindergarten program. Please keep in mind that children who are accepted into regular kindergarten are entering kindergarten a year earlier and will be expected to move to first grade the next year. For more information, parents should go to their neighborhood school or access the Kindergarten Early Admission Packet (English) (Spanish) on this site. Early entrance to kindergarten will not be granted once school has begun.

  • Option 3: You may also choose to wait another year to enroll your child in Mesa Public Schools.