If your child will be five years old by September 1, 2020 and you're ready to register for kindergarten, you're in the right place. As you prepare for the first day of kindergarten, please take some time to read in advance the requirements for kindergarten entrance and registration.  


First steps:

  1. All children who turn five by September 1 are required by law to attend school.  Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year opens on July 1.  

  2. Make sure that MWS is your neighborhood school.  Visit Baltimore City Schools  

  3. Gather the necessary paperwork, including:

  4. To register for kindergarten, fill out the virtual form

Kindergarten Early Admission

If your child turns five between September 2 and October 15, then early admission to kindergarten may be possible. 

The kindergarten curriculum at City Schools is based on Maryland state standards and is engaging and fun, but also rigorous. To learn and grow successfully in kindergarten, children must be fully ready at the beginning of the school year. Otherwise, the experience can be stressful — and lead to challenges to overcome in kindergarten and beyond.


So, before deciding whether to apply for early admission, please consider these points carefully:

  • To be considered for early admission, children must show exceptional social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, demonstrated through a formal application process (see below).

  • If accepted into kindergarten early, your child will be in a class with students who may be more than a year older and more developmentally mature. 

  • Only children who turn five between September 2 and October 15 of the school year can be considered. If your child’s birthday is after October 15, he or she cannot be considered for kindergarten enrollment this year but is age eligible for pre-k. 

If you decide to apply for early admission, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Check with your neighborhood school to get more details about early admission.

  2. Review the Early Admission Packet.

  3. Complete the Early Admission Request form included in the packet and return it to City Schools, Early Learning Programs, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 308, Baltimore, MD  21202, between April 24 and before May 26.

  4. Ask two people who know about child development and your child (including what he or she can do) —for example, a doctor, coach, teacher or pastor—to complete the checklists in the packet and send them straight to City Schools at the address above. If your child has attended a pre-k program, one of the people you ask must be a teacher from that program.

  5. Ensure that all paperwork is received by City Schools by May 26 for the 2017-18 school year. 


Grades 1-8

If your child is new to City Schools and is or will be in grades 1 to 8, you're in the right place. 

  1. Make sure that MWS is your neighborhood school.  Visit Baltimore City Schools  

  2. Gather the necessary paperwork, including:

  3. To register for grades 1-8, fill out the virtual form ​



  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon


Upper Building - (410) 396-6354

Lower Building - (443) 642-2900

School Address

Upper Building - 1801 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA

Lower Building - 5800 Smith Ave, 

Baltimore, MD 21209, USA

©2016 by The Mount Washington School