Future-Ready Kindergarten

  • Is your child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2025 and not currently in preschool?

    North Thurston Public Schools is offering a program to provide free, early-entrance kindergarten called Future-Ready Kindergarten for children who are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the fall.

    What: Future-Ready Kindergarten is a transitional kindergarten program that will focus on essential academic and social-emotional skills needed for school.

    Where: The program will be offered to families who live within the boundaries of:

    • Chambers Prairie Elementary
    • Horizons Elementary
    • Lacey Elementary
    • Lakes Elementary
    • Lydia Hawk Elementary (hosted at Seven Oaks Elementary)
    • Mountain View Elementary (hosted at Lakes Elementary)
    • Olympic View Elementary
    • Seven Oaks Elementary

    When: Classes for the 2024-25 school year will begin in November 2024.

    Who: For children the year before they are eligible to attend kindergarten and live within the boundaries of a participating school. Note: children who are kindergarten-eligible should be registered for regular kindergarten. Your child must be five by August 31, 2025, to be eligible for this program. Use this age calculator for help determining age eligibility.

    Apply for 2024-25

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Future-Ready Kindergarten?

  • When are classes held?

  • Where are the classes located?

  • What is the cost?

  • Who will teach Future-Ready classes?

  • What happens after students finish Future-Ready Kindergarten?

  • How do I apply for my student to participate?

  • What are the application qualifications?

  • What happens after I turn in the application?

  • What is screening like for my child?

  • Are Future-Ready Kindergarten Students Registered Students at NTPS?

  • How does transportation work?

  • My child is too old for this program, what should I do?

  • My child is too young and not eligible? What should I do?

  • We don't live in the district boundary. Does every school district have a similar program?