Student Registration

  • Smiling studentsWelcome to Winchester Public Schools, where we provide free public education to students living in the City of Winchester (22601 zip code).

    We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Age Requirements for Registration

  • Children who will be 5 years old by September 30 should be registered for Kindergarten, and children who will be 4 years old by September 30 may be eligible for Preschool.

    See step 2 below to learn more about Preschool eligibility.

Steps to Register a New Student with Winchester Public Schools

  • Step 1: Find Your School

  • Step 2: Check Eligibility (Preschool Only)

  • Step 3: Gather Your Documents

  • Step 4: Obtain an Email Address

  • Step 5: Fill Out the Pre-Registration Form

  • Step 6: Open Your Confirmation Email and Set Up Powerschool Parent Portal

  • Step 7: Complete and Submit Online Forms

  • row of books

Residency Exception, Nonresidents and More

  • Proof of Residency Exception

  • Nonresident Students

Dual Language

  • Espanol icon

    The Dual Language program in Winchester Public Schools is designed for families who would like their children to learn another language while receiving the same high quality academic curriculum as students throughout the division. In keeping with the vision of WPS, the mission of the Dual Language Program is to provide an enriched bilingual, biliterate, and culturally competent educational experience for all students.

    For 2024-2025, WPS will offer Spanish-English two-way Dual Language programs at the following schools:

    • Frederick Douglass Elementary School: Grades K-4
    • Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School: Grades K-4
    • Daniel Morgan Intermediate School: Grades 5-6
    • Daniel Morgan Middle School: Grade 7 

    Inquiries regarding enrollment for the Dual Language Immersion Program may be made by calling the principal or Jake Boula, Executive Director of PK-12 Curriculum & Instruction, at 540-667-4253, ext. 12146.


        Enrollment in the Dual Language Immersion program is available for rising kindergarten students in all school zones. There is no tuition for city residents. Parents may register for the Dual Language Immersion Program at either of the below locations Monday-Friday9:00am-1:00pm beginning March 18, 2024 (closed on Fridays during the summer).

        Frederick Douglass Elementary School
        Melissa Maestle, Principal

        Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School
        Dr. Lisa Pluska, Principal

        Learn more by visiting the Dual Language Immersion Program website

        Visit the Spanish Immersion Pre-K Program website to learn more about the Spanish Immersion Pre-K class, a tuition-based option for 3 and 4-year-olds housed at Frederick Douglass Elementary School