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Pre-Kindergarten enrollment for 2024-2025 now open

Pre-Kindergarten enrollment for 2024-2025 now open

With online enrollment now open for the 2024-2025 school year, it is also time for families to enroll for Pre-Kindergarten. Northwest ISD offers full-day Pre-Kindergarten at all elementary schools for students who are 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2024, and live within Northwest ISD attendance boundaries.

Pre-K students will establish positive relationships with teachers and peers, build vocabulary knowledge through hands-on experiences, and participate in a variety of activities using thinking, reasoning, remembering, problem solving, number concepts, counting, and understanding the physical and social worlds. 

There are two ways that students can enter NISD’s Pre-K program: state-funded and tuition-based. 

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

State-funded Pre-K is a full-day program that is offered at no cost for those that qualify. In order to qualify, students must:

  • Be 4-years-old by September 1, 2024
  • Live within the Northwest ISD boundaries, and
  • Meet one or more of the eligibility criteria (complete guidelines here)
    • Language: Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
    • Economically Disadvantaged: Student is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program
    • Military: Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, or the child of a member of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
    • Foster Care: Currently, or has ever been, in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
    • Texas Star Award: Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award
    • Additional information on criteria can be found here

Enrollment is currently open for state-funded Pre-K and can be completed online at In order to enroll, you will need to have the following enrollment documents ready to upload when registering:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security (optional) 
  • Proof of Residency
  • Immunizations
  • Parent Driver's License 
  • Documentation specific to eligibility criteria (information here)

In-person Pre-K registration events will take place at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive) on Saturday, April 27,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten

NISD has limited tuition spots at each campus, therefore, placement is initially determined through a lottery system. In order to be eligible for tuition-based Pre-K, students must:

  • Be 4-years-old by before September 1, 2024
  • Live within the Northwest ISD boundaries, and
  • Not qualify for free, state-funded Pre-K or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Applications for the lottery are only available online and opened on April 15, 2024. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. For more information, and to find a link to the application, please click here.

Notification of tuition spots will take place on May 12, 2024. Those drawn must reply to accept or decline the registration opportunity by May 17, 2024. Those not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a waitlist in the order drawn and contacted if space becomes available.

A non-refundable registration fee of $125 is required upon acceptance into the tuition program. Annual tuition is $6200 and can be paid annually, by semester or monthly.