Attention families! If your child will be 5 by September 1, it is already time to get register for kindergarten!

Experts around the world agree: attending Kindergarten is vital to the social, emotional and intellectual development of a child.

In Philadelphia, the options for Kindergarten are many. Explore the list below to find what options are available for your child and your family — and ensure they’re registered and ready for school this Fall!

Learn more about your kindergarten options:
Register for Kindergarten at the School District of Philadelphia.  (Open registration: January 18-May 31, 2022 — register for your catchment-area or neighborhood school).
Explore your catchment area and neighborhood school.
Apply to charter schools with the Apply Philly Charter application. (January 24, 2022 is the last day to apply to charter schools that use Apply Philly Charter’s common application).
Apply to charter schools with independent applications. (Register through March — every charter school with an independent application has its own deadline).
Apply to Philadelphia’s Catholic schools.
Apply to Philly’s independent private schools.
Read school reviews and performance reports on Great Philly Schools.
And check out these resources to help get ready for Kindergarten:
Get fun, free, learning tips sent straight to your phone with Ready4K.
Learn about the developmental skills your child will need for Kindergarten with Conquering Kindergarten.
Practice your child’s ABCs with this album.

And don’t forget: before kindergarten, there’s pre-K!