Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Students Now Open

Record Number: 19320
Displayed from: Mar 01, 2022 , until: May 01, 2022

Online registration for students entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year is now open at

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1 may be eligible to attend pre-kindergarten, based on their home address.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is adding full-day pre-K programs at Haley and Washington Center elementary schools in the fall. Previously, students in those attendance areas were enrolled in pre-K programs at Brentwood and Holland, respectively. Title I pre-K programs will be available to students in 24 attendance areas at 20 locations.

Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can use the online address look-up at or call the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center at 467-2120.

While full-day kindergarten is available to all students, there are a limited number of pre-K spaces available. If there are more pre-K applicants than space available, FWCS will use selection guidelines as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, including the academic needs of students, to admit students.

FWCS offers a variety of full- and half-day pre-K programs through Title I funding, as well as magnet programs. All programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and have earned the Level 4 Paths to Quality rating, making the programs eligible to accept Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K Grants.


Half Day

Full Day




Harrison Hill



Holland (Shambaugh)




Forest Park (Glenwood Park)



Franke Park



Indian Village

Washington Center





Northcrest (Lincoln)






South Wayne



Washington (Price)






With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.