Welcome to Kindergarten!

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    NTPS has full-day Kindergarten at each of our elementary schools. If your child turns 5 on or before August 31st, they are eligible to start Kindergarten in the fall!

    The school year for our Kindergarten classes starts in the fall after the rest of the school has started (usually a few days later), to give time for teachers to make contact individually with Kindergarten families. These Family Connections, as we call them, are an important time for you and your child to meet your teacher, learn about the classroom, and see how it all works. Welcome to North Thurston Public Schools!

Enroll today!

  • Will your child be 5 years old on or before August 31st?

    Start enrollment!

    If your child has not had preschool experience, you may qualify for our free Kindergarten prep called Future Ready Kindergarten - classes are in session now! More info >>

  • Register by June 17 for a chance to win one of 3 free kids' bikes courtesy of Hops n Drops! Other prizes include a Hands-On Children's Museum Family Pass, a $25 Target gift card, and more!

Getting started with Kindergarten

  • Overview - Welcome from the Superintendent

  • Registration Steps

  • Riding the Bus

  • Eating Meals at School

  • The Health Room

  • School Supplies

  • Get ready with these activities!

  • What about alternative learning opportunities?