Kindergarten Early Entry (KEE)

  • Register for Kindergarten Early Entry

    The application period for the 2023-2024 school year is now closed.

    Preschool experience will be required for children that will be assessed for the 2024-2025 school year.

    Children must be five years old by August 31 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, however, Kent School District (KSD) offers a fee-based assessment to determine if a younger child can enter kindergarten early. 

    1. The child must turn five years old between September 1 and October 31.
    2. The family must provide proof of address within the Kent School District boundary.

    During the in-person assessment children will:

    • Participate in a group observation with kindergarten teachers.
    • Receive one-on-one pre-academic testing with a school psychologist. 

    Assessment includes measures of school readiness in the areas of:

    • Mental ability
    • Gross motor skills
    • Fine motor skills
    • Visual discrimination
    • Auditory discrimination
    • Social-emotional development

    If your child turns five years old on or before August 31, please register for kindergarten.

Last Modified on August 30, 2023