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Akron Public Schools


Welcome to APS Kindergarten!

Our free, all-day kindergarten classes provide a nurturing, welcoming and high-quality learning environment at each of our elementary schools throughout the city.

This site includes enrollment requirements and other resources to help you learn more about APS and what to expect for kindergarten. Click on the sections below to learn more.

Enrollment for 2024-25 is now open! If you have questions, call the APS Engagement Center at 330.761.2810.

Kindergarten enrollment 2024-25


Find my school

Looking for your local elementary school? Use our handy "Find my school" tool to see which neighborhood school your child will attend. Still unsure? Call the Engagement Center at 330.761.2810 for help.

Find my school

Enrollment resources

Kindergarten Enrollment Guide

APS uses an online platform called PowerSchool for kindergarten enrollment. Our online enrollment guide provides step-by-step instructions on what to do and documents you need to enroll. 

Online enrollment guide

Immunization requirements

You must provide an updated list of your child’s immunizations when completing enrollment information. Click here for the Ohio Department of Health Immunization Summary for School Attendance.

Ohio Immunization Summary

Why choose APS?

Going to kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life and we're dedicated to helping your child reach their highest potential. By choosing an APS school for kindergarten, you can feel confident that your child will receive a high-quality education in a nurturing environment.

Students attending APS receive: 


A free Chromebook to use in class


Access to state-of-the-art technology in updated facilities


Weekly art, music and physical education classes


Free breakfast and lunch


High-quality teaching with small class sizes


Access to onsite mental health services and school-health services 


Essential experiences both inside the classroom and out in the community


Nurturing learning environments


Access to a variety of summer camp programs
Kindergarten enrollment 2024-25

Get ready for kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is exciting for you and your child. But there are so many details and things to know. Click on the dropdown list below to learn more about APS and some of our programs. 

Kindergarten enrollment 2024-25