Student Registration

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    Winchester Public Schools has implemented a new online registration process. All new student enrollments will utilize PowerSchool Registration and can be completed from any electronic device with access to the Internet. Parents without Internet access should contact the enrolling school to set up a registration appointment.

What You Should Bring

  • Parents registering children to enter Virginia schools for the first time are required by law to present the following information:

    • a certified copy of the child's birth record
    • a certificate of physical examination from a physician or a health department
    • proof of residency
    • an immunization certificate containing complete dates for Hepatitis B, DPT, polio, and MMR immunizations

    Parents are urged to register the child even if all of the above have not been obtained.

    Questions concerning registration and enrollment should be addressed to the school the child will attend.

Kindergarten Registration

  • All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2018 (no exceptions), must be registered for kindergarten. Preschool children must be 4 years of age by September 30, 2018.

    Parents may register for kindergarten at each elementary school on Tuesday-Friday9:00am-3:00pm beginning March 6, 2018. Parents wishing to delay their child's attendance for one year must submit a written request to the Superintendent of Schools. Inquiries regarding enrollment for preschool may be made by calling the Preschool Coordinator @ 540-662-3575, ext. 55149.

    Virginia Preschool Initiative Registration

Spanish Immersion Preschool

  • Espanol icon Winchester Public Schools is pleased to offer a tuition-based, Spanish language immersion pre-K program.  Through an exciting, engaging, and enriching environment, four-year old students learn content in Spanish.  Following an immersion model, instruction is delivered mostly in English early in the year and 90% in Spanish after routines are established.  The class follows the WPS calendar, a 180-day schedule from mid-August to late May.  A limited number of reduced-tuition spaces are available for children of employees of Winchester Public Schools or the City of Winchester.  The regular cost for this program is $695.00 per month.  The reduced cost for WPS and City of Winchester employees is $495.00 per month.

    Parents may enroll their children for the next school year beginning in January. Rolling registration occurs all year long, as spaces are available.  Children who will be four years of age on or before September 30, 2018, may register. 

    Parents may register for the Spanish Immersion Pre-K program at Frederick Douglass Elementary School on Tuesday-Friday9:00am-3:00pm beginning January 2, 2018. To reserve a spot for your child, submit your completed registration form and a deposit for the first month's tuition to the school.  Reservations will be taken until the class is full.  

    Inquiries regarding enrollment for the Spanish Immersion preschool may be made by calling the principal, Mrs. Stephanie Downey, at Frederick Douglass Elementary at 540-662-7656 or Dr. Nan Bryant, Director of Elementary and Intermediate Instruction, at 540-667-4253, ext. 12113.