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Tempe Elementary Kindergarten Program

Where Bright Futures Begin.

Enroll In Tempe Elementary Schools, no matter where you live! Tempe Elementary has offered free, full-day kindergarten at all of its elementary schools since 2000. Our long-standing program is based on years of experience in delivering a full-day curriculum. For parents who prefer it, we also provide a highly acclaimed half-day kindergarten program at one of our elementary schools.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

Interested parents may download an Enrollment Packet for the 2020-2021 school year. Please have it completed and ready to turn in. June 1 through July 9, the District Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We are closed on Fridays. When you come to the District Office to return your completed packet, please come alone if possible. Children do not need to be present to register. Per CDC guidelines, masks are recommended when entering the District Office. 

Beginning Wednesday, July 15, parents may drop off registration packets at school offices (except Wood Elementary) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents registering Wood students can drop off completed registration packets Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the District Office, 3205 S. Rural Rd., Tempe.

Parents can scan and return the completed documents to us by emailing Parents can also have an enrollment packet mailed to them or send general registration questions by emailing

Download 2020-2021 Enrollment Packet

Inscripción Paquete - en Español 2020-2021

Screening Process for 4-year-olds

Only children turning 5-years-old September 1 through December 31 are required to be screened. During the screening, the parent will answer a short questionnaire and the child will complete some age-appropriate tasks.  

Our summer screenings are at the following dates and times and are subject to change. All screenings will be held at Bustoz Professional Learning Center (2020 E Carson Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282.) Screenings will be by appointment only. Please call Dulcia Benitez (480) 730-7221 to schedule.

  • June 17 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • June 24 - 2 - 7 p.m.
  • June 25 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • July 13 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • July 14 - 2 - 7 p.m.

All students who pass the 4.8 Screener between January and June must begin school by the first Friday of the first week of school, August 21, 2020.  

Please note that children must be toilet trained in order to complete the screening. 

Tempe Elementary Kindergarten Tips & Resources 



Age Requirements:

If your child turns 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020, he or she is eligible to start kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 

We welcome ready 4-year-olds! Children turning 5 years old between September 1 and December 31, 2020 can start kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year in any of our schools as long as:

  • they pass our FREE, one-hour readiness screening*,
  • AND they enroll and start school within the first week of the school year. Four-year-olds may not start school after the first week of the school year!

Children turning 5 January 1, 2021 or after are NOT eligible for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit our Preschool website at: to see our preschool options. 

Free Early Entrance Screenings (for children turning five in September, October, November, or December of 2020) are listed below!*


We Offer: 

Individualized instruction for every student
Our kindergarten program is designed in a way that allows teachers to differentiate instruction so they can focus on the individual needs of each student.

Passionate teachers who care about your child
Our teachers not only strive to provide the most effective individualized instruction, they also nurture each child's unique talents and abilities to make sure they feel special and loved.

Curriculum that goes beyond the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's
Special subjects like physical education, music, technology, library, and art provide a fun and creative outlet for kindergarten students.

Strong foundation and supportive environment
We promise to provide your child with a positive environment where they will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. And, we strongly encourage you, the parent, to be an active part of your child's education – both at home and in the classroom.

Before- and afterschool care
Award-winning before- and afterschool care is available at or near most of our schools through the East Valley Boys and Girls Clubs, City of Tempe Kid Zone and with other local organizations. Visit our Before and Afterschool Care page or call your school of choice to find out about specific before- and afterschool options.  

How to Enroll:

Step 1: Complete the enrollment packet. Click here to request an enrollment packet. Sometime in January, before Kindergarten Registration Night, you may also download an enrollment packet here. 

Step 2: Gather required documents:
  1. Child's certified birth certificate
  2. Immunization records
  3. Legitimate proof of current address (such as mortgage, rental or lease agreement, utility bill, phone/cable bill, bank statement, etc.)
  4. Open Enrollment Application - only necessary if you live outside the attendance boundary for the school you are enrolling in

Step 3:

Registration Dates & Locations:

Enroll at any school office during regular office hours.

Office hours are as follows:

Aguilar Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Laird School
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Arredondo Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meyer Montessori
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Broadmor Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Nevitt Elementary 
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Carminati Elementary
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rover Elementary 
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Curry Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Scales Technology Academy
 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frank Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thew Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Fuller Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Ward Traditional Academy
 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holdeman Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Wood Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Hudson Elementary
 7:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.


View a map of our elementary schools below.



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