Early Entrance Kindergarten

Due to our current circumstances with COVID-19, we are currently reviewing our Early Entrance Kindergarten testing process and  procedures. We will update this website if our procedures change or if we need to cancel the program for the 2020-21 school year.  All applicants will be contacted when information is available.


The district is working through the challenges associated with the pandemic, including plans for the Fall and requirements regarding social distancing which significantly impact test taking.  We want to ensure that all learners, families, and staff remain safe. We will have a plan for this program in early August. Thank you for your patience.

Although Northshore does not encourage early entry for the vast majority of students, application for testing for early entrance is available at parent expense for students who turn 5 between September 1 and November 30. Students who turn 5 on December 1 and beyond will enter kindergarten age appropriately.

Please read the Early Entrance to Kindergarten FAQs before completing the application.

  • The application period for Early Entrance to Kindergarten is now closed. Late applications are not accepted.
  • Additional early entrance information is available through the Office of Elementary Education, 425-408-7705.

Frequently Asked Questions