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Enroll Step 1 Determine the student's eligibility

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

Contact International Admissions and Enrollment (301-230-0686) to begin the enrollment process when:

  • The student age seven or older by September 1 has not attended a U.S. school anytime during the prior two years, or
  • The student does not live with a parent or legal guardian.

Enroll Step 2 Identify 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 the School 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 3 Verify 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).

More Information

Enrollment, Residency and Immunization Compliance
Questions regarding guardianship, residency status, and immunization requirements

Early Entrance Procedures
Information on early enrollment in kindergarten and grade 1

Division of Early Childhood Programs & Services
Information on kindergarten waivers and other processes

Prekindergarten & Head Start Programs
Preschool program for economically disadvantaged children

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

Kindergarten information and resources

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