PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION - Call 819-2111 to find out your neighborhood school. 

KINDERGARTEN(age 5 by September 1st or age 5 by December 1st with a completed age waiver). Contact your neighborhood school or the Early Childhood Office at (616) 819-2111 to find out your neighborhood "attendance area" school.

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GREAT START READINESS PROGREAM PRESCHOOL - 4 YEAR OLDS (age 4 by September 1st or age 4 by December 1st with a completed age waiver). We offer the GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM for qualifying families at 26 schools within the Grand Rapids Public School district. Contact the Early Childhood Office at (616) 819-2111 to learn more about our world class preschool program. An intake application must be completed before your child is placed in a GSRP PreK classroom. You may complete the application online or by calling our Early childhood office at (616)819-2111. GSRP student placements will begin in July. Families will be informed of their child’s PreK placement via a letter in the mail.

MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL – 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS (age 3 by September 1 for PreK3 or age 4 by September 1 for PreK4): Grand Rapids Montessori Public SchoolRidgemoor Park Montessori and North Park Montessori accept some 3 year olds in their programs on a tuition basis. Please contact the COMMUNITY & STUDENT SERVICES department for more information about Theme Schools at (616) 819-2150. A Theme School Application must be completed for admission to one of these schools.



Kate Lara
Director of Early Childhood
1331 Franklin ST SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0117
Phone: (616) 819-2111
Fax: (616) 819-2104