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Kindergarten Enrollment

All-Day Kindergarten Long-standing Tradition in CPS

Cincinnati Public Schools offers all-day kindergarten in all elementary schools.

Children must be age 5 by September 30 to enter kindergarten. Ohio law requires that children attend kindergarten prior to entering first grade.

Kindergarten Parent Handbook (2016)

Early Entrance to Kindergarten: Younger children who turn age 5 between October 1 and December 31 may enter kindergarten only after passing a test that determines a child's readiness for school. For information on having your child tested for early kindergarten entrance, contact CPS' Customer Help Center: (513) 363-0123

Kindergarten Early Entrance Evaluation Application Packet (PDF - 4 pages)

Neighborhood Schools Kindergarten Enrollment

Parents follow the enrollment guidelines for Neighborhood Schools.

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