Early Entrance Kindergarten

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. The cost for testing is $200 per student..

For the 2024-25 school year: 

The application for early entrance to kindergarten is now available by downloading here. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact Cathy Barela at 425.408.7705 or cbarela@nsd.org. 

The application and  payment are due by June 30, 2024 to be considered for testing.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Mail or drop off payment and completed applications to:  Northshore School District--Early Entrance to Kindergarten, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA  98021. 

All testing will take place individually and in-person during the months of June/July/August 2024. Families will be contacted with an assessment date and location. Please indicate any times you are unavailable on your application, and we will make every effort to accommodate those dates.

Please read the Early Entrance to Kindergarten FAQs to find answers to parents' most common questions.


Frequently Asked Questions