What do I need to enroll?

A child who is five years old on or before August 31

Your child's birth certificate

Enrollment Packet

Required health information including immunization history

Two emergency contacts including name, address and phone number

 To enroll your kindergarten student visit our Enrollment page.

Full-Day Kindergarten

We offer free full‐day Kindergarten program in every elementary school. Kindergartners attend school on the same schedule as those in grades 1-5. (Half-Day kindergarten is available upon request.  Please contact the Student Placement office at [email protected] for more information. Mid-day transportation is not available.)

6 hours, 25 minutes
(4 hours, 5 minutes on Wednesday)
Science, social studies and additional experiences in art, music or PE are added to the core curriculum of reading, writing and mathematics.
Transportation is provided to students on an established bus route.

Half-day kindergarten is available upon request. On average, three or fewer students elect this option district-wide each year. Please work with your school to arrange for half-day kindergarten.

  • The school day will be from the start of the day until lunch
  • Your student will miss out on all learning in the afternoon
  • Mid-day transportation is not available
  • Students need to attend their attendance area school
  • Half-day kindergarten is not available in our choice schools and programs

Before & After School Care

Before and after school programs are available for children kindergarten through 5th grade. Programs are conveniently located at many elementary schools to ensure a smooth transition between the school day and the before and after school program.

Mandarin Dual Language at Jing Mei Elementary

Jing Mei teaches Mandarin Chinese and English using dual language two-way immersion model. Two-way immersion means student enrollment in the classes is balanced between native Chinese speakers and students who speak other languages such as English, Spanish or Hindi.

Spanish Dual Language Program

Students from various language backgrounds learn together, with instruction delivered in two languages. In the early grades, instruction is 90% in Spanish. By third grade, the day is divided 50-50, Spanish/English. Students should plan to enroll for the full six years of elementary Dual Language instruction in order to receive the greatest benefit.

Spanish Immersion Program at Puesta del Sol Elementary

Students in the Spanish Immersion Program are taught the standard Bellevue School District curriculum, but receive instruction in Spanish. They learn to understand, speak, read and write Spanish in addition to English. Classroom teachers have native or near-native ability in the Spanish language and are chosen for their skills and their commitment to the goals of the program. By 5th grade, students from Puesta del Sol test at average or above grade level in core academic areas.

Are you concerned about your child's development?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of early intervention or special education services.

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.