Neighborhood Schools Information


  • Your child must be enrolled in kindergarten by the year the child is 6.
  • All Ohio children must attend a kindergarten program.
  • If your child is 5 by either August 1 or September 30 of the school year, your child may attend school. (Note: Dates may vary at each school.)


  • Your child must live inside the boundaries of the school.
  • Your child’s address must be listed as the parent’s or guardian’s address. (Note: You may not use the address of other family members.)

How to choose this type of school

  • Enroll your child for school at the enrollment office for the district you live in. (Note: You will need to bring a picture ID for you and your child’s birth certificate, passport, or I-94. You will also need immunization records and two items that prove where you live.)
  • Each school district has different enrollment policies and procedures. Contact your school district for more information.


  • Schools must bus students in grades K-8 who live farther than two miles from the school.
  • Bus stops can be located up to 1/2 mile away from the student’s home.

Learn more at the Ohio Department of Education’s page on Kindergarten.

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