Attention families! Will your child be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024? Do you know about the great Kindergarten options here in Philadelphia? Keep reading to learn more! Experts around the world agree: Attending Kindergarten is of great value 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.
- Applications for schools that are outside of your catchment (neighborhood) open at 4 p.m. on September 15, 2023, and are due at 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2023.
- For charter schools using the common application, the application opens September 22, 2023 and are due January 22, 2024.
- Learn more about the School District of Philadelphia school selection process and Application Assistance Labs with this link.
Note: some charter schools do not use the common application, so please review the links below for more information on individual charter selection dates.
|Learn more about your Kindergarten options:|
|Applications for schools that are outside of your catchment open on September 15, 2023, at 4 p.m. and are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2023. Learn more and apply here.|
|Applications for charter schools that use Apply Philly Charter application open on September 22, 2023, and are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2024.|
|Check back soon to see updated registration dates for Kindergarten at the School District of Philadelphia! Check out last year’s info!
Explore your catchment area and neighborhood school.
|Apply to charter schools with independent applications starting October 2023. (Register through March 2024 — every charter school with an independent application has its own deadline.)|
|Apply to Philadelphia’s Catholic schools.|
|Apply to Philadelphia’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!