Kindergarten Enrollment

  • The Welcome Center is the single location for parents and guardians to enroll students. The Welcome Center, open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is located at Midtown Square Mall, 3333 Division Street, Suite 216, St. Cloud MN. Phone: 320-257-3811.

    Language ImmersionKindergarten Guide

    Spots are currently available in the District 742 Immersion Programs. A lottery is held to fill available spots. The Language Immersion program is available for Spanish at Clearview Elementary School and Mandarin Chinese at Madison Elementary School. In the school, students are immersed in Spanish/Chinese while they learn mathematics, science, reading, writing and other curriculum. Immersion means that teachers communicate only in Spanish/Chinese while teaching students. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Madison Elementary for Mandarin Chinese Immersion at 320-252-4665 or Clearview Elementary for Spanish Immersion at 320-743-2241.

    School of Attendance

    Verify student’s resident district and attendance area school. Click HERE to view boundaries. To attend a school or program outside of the attendance area (resident students) or attend a District 742 school or program as a non-resident, an application must be submitted and be approved for a transfer before enrolling.

    Age of Entrance

    To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be five years of age on Sept. 1 of the school year for which admission is requested. Verification of birth must be provided to validate student’s age. If age requirements are not met for kindergarten, preschool programs are available.

    Early Childhood Screening

    Kindergarten Readiness Expectations Minnesota state law requires Early Childhood Screening for all children entering kindergarten in a public school. Ideally, children should complete this between the ages of 3 ½ and 4. If this FREE screening has not been completed, please contact Early Childhood Education at 320-253-5828 or register online HERE.


    For the safety of all children, Minnesota state law requires written proof that the child has been immunized against:

    • 5 DPT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
    • 4 Polio
    • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
    • Series of 3 hepatitis B and 2 varicella

    Immunization records must be returned to the school nurse by Aug. 15 before the start of school. If there is a medical reason for not receiving immunizations or if families conscientiously object to the immunizations, complete section 2 of the Immunization Form listed below.

    Enrollment Forms

    Required form to be complete at the time of Kindergarten Enrollment:

    • Enrollment Packet (includes Enrollment Form, Transportation Request/Change Form and Early Childhood Screening Form)

    Required form to be submitted to the school nurse by Aug. 15 before the start of school. If enrolling after the start of the school year, forms are required to be submitted to the school nurse as soon as possible:

    Optional form to be completed based upon need: