All Bellevue schools will be open Friday, December 2. All programs will be in operation as regularly scheduled, including nutrition and transportation services.

Bellevue School District is excited to announce the launch of Transitional Kindergarten as another option for early learning for children in our community. Transitional Kindergarten, or TK as it is affectionately called, is for students are not currently enrolled in preschool and who don’t have access to other high-quality early learning experiences prior to entering kindergarten. To be eligible for TK, children must turn 4 years old on or before August 31 (and are expected to attend kindergarten in the fall of the following year). For our first TK class, students will have birthdays between 9/1/2017 and 8/31/2018. Our first TK class is starting January 31st at Woodridge Elementary!

Children can qualify for TK regardless of their family’s income. For students to attend TK in Bellevue School District, they must reside within the Bellevue School District boundaries. Students will qualify for TK by showing a need in one of the following areas:

  • Pre-Academic/Cognitive Development
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Lack access to a licensed preschool opportunity due to availability or financial circumstances
  • Qualify for free/reduced meals

More information on our website

For assistance, please contact Rebecca Mayes at (425) 425-4002 or

Information Sessions

We are offering three informational sessions about Transitional Kindergarten (TK), please join us for one!

Session #1- Hybrid

Date: Monday, December 5
Time: 10:00-10:45am
Hybrid: In-person at the Hub at Highland Middle School, 15027 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
Virtual Option: Click here to join the meeting

Session #2- Virtual only

Date: Monday, December 5
Time: 5:00-5:45pm
Virtual Option: Click here to join the meeting

Session #3- Virtual only

Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 12:00-12:45pm
Virtual Option: Click here to join the meeting

Register for a Session

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.