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Enroll Step 1Determine the student's eligibility

Children age 5 by September 1 and not age 21 on the first day of school are eligible for enrollment.

Students age 7 or older by September 1 who have not attended a U.S. school anytime during the prior two years should contact Residency and International Admissions at 301-230-0686 to begin the enrollment process.

If the child does not live with a parent or legal guardian, contact Residency and International Admissions at 301-230-0686.

Enroll Step 2Identify and contact the school

You should register at the child's local school.

To determine what the local school is for a specific address, check theSchool Assignment Locator or call the School Boundary Information Line at 240-314-4710 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon weekdays.

How to Enroll - Step 3Verify age, identity, residency, and immunization compliance

Parents registering their children for the first time in a Montgomery County public school must provide proof of age, identity, county residency and immunizations, unless homeless. Required immunizations must be completed within 20 days of registration.

Students who have previously attended school should bring their latest report card, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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Contact Us

The following offices can provide answers to questions about the enrollment process. For phone numbers go to Frequently Called Numbers or the Staff Directory.


Division of Long-range Planning
To find out which school serves your local area

Enrollment and Attendance Compliance
For questions regarding guardianship, residency status, and tuition

International Student Admissions Office
To help students from other countries enroll in Montgomery County

Division of Early Childhood Programs & Services
For information on Kindergarten waivers and other processes

Head Start
Preschool program for economically disadvantaged children

Child Find (Preschool Education Program)
Educational services for young children with disabilities

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