Kindergarten FAQ

  • Who is eligible to enroll in kindergarten?

    Children who are five years old before August 1, 2020 may enroll in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

    When is the first day of school?

    Kindergarteners start on September 10, 2020. For those attending Ridgeway, please check the Ridgeway website. You can view the 2020-21 School Year Calendar updated on August 6 (link). 

    Where should parents and children enroll in kindergarten?

    Parents should enroll their children at the elementary school that serves their neighborhood. Use the school locator to determine the school your child should attend. Call (573) 214-3400 for assistance. You can enroll online here. In-person enrollment is limited at this time, you may schedule an in-person enrollment appointment at your neighborhood school.  

    What do I need to complete kindergarten registration?

    Please provide the student's birth certificate, immunization records, proof of legal residence and the student's social security card (requested, not required). Other supporting documents (link) may be needed. 

    My child attends a CPS preschool program. Do I need to complete an enrollment form?

    No, your current enrollment will suffice. You need to bring your legal proof of residence to your school, and you may be asked to update your contact information. You also need to bring an updated immunization record.

    When is kindergarten registration open house for the 2021-22 school year?

    In March 2021. Additional information will be available in February 2021 for kindergarteners entering that fall.